The College's Michael J Grant Campus in Brentwood has been selected as the venue for a speech by President Donald Trump on the subject of MS-13 gang violence, this coming Friday, July 28th. The speech will take place in the VanNostrand Theatre and is scheduled for Friday afternoon. Please note that the audience is restricted to invited members of law enforcement and the media, with all invitations being handled by the White House. Due to traffic conditions, you are encouraged to avoid the area. Please click here for further information.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive financial aid from the student aid programs you must meet the following conditions:
  1. Have financial need (i.e., except for some loan programs)
  2. Have a high school diploma or hold a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE - formerly known as GED). As of July 1, 2012, students admitted under the Ability to Benefit (ATB) are no longer eligible for Federal Aid
  3. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program (i.e., matriculated and taking courses applicable for that degree or certificate)
  4. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  5. Have a valid Social Security Number
  6. Have filed and signed a statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) certifying that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes
  7. Neither be in default on a federal student loan nor owe money back on a federal student grant
  8. Have registered with the Selective Service, if required (Males age 18-25 can register by checking a box on the FAFSA or by visiting the Selective Service Web site)
  9. Meet the federal and state standards for satisfactory academic progress. Please refer to the college's website for further details.

Your eligibility also may be verified by government agencies as follows:

  • Social Security Administration for verification of social security numbers, correct name, and U.S. citizenship status
  • Selective Service System for verification of Selective Service registration status, when applicable
  • Department of Homeland Security (Immigration and Naturalization Service) for verification of eligible non-citizenship status, when applicable
  • Department of Justice for verification that a student has not been denied federal student aid by the courts as the result of a drug-related conviction
  • Veterans Administration for verification of veterans status, when applicable, to determine dependent/independent status and discharge status
  • Department of Education to validate accuracy of financial information for all students identified by U.S. Department of Education.