Scholarships and Grants

SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

Scholarships and grants are forms of gift aid, meaning you do not have to repay them or earn the funds by working. Scholarships and grants are offered by Pace University itself, federal and state governments as well as private organizations. Choose from the list below learn more about the different types of scholarship programs available to Freshman, Transfer, and Graduate students.



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Pace University Scholarship & Grant Programs

Pace University offers a substantial amount of merit and need based scholarships and grants. University-sponsored scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of academic merit, service to the community and financial need.

Honors College Scholarship

Students are invited to join Pace's Pforzheimer's Honors College on the basis of their academic achievement, as measured by high school average, rank in class, SAT I or ACT scores and extracurricular activities. To be eligible for the Honors College, incoming Freshman students must have a high school average of 90 or higher, an SAT Critical Reading score of 550 or higher, an SAT Math score of 550 or higher and a cumulative SAT score of 1200 between those two sections (minimum ACT score of 27).  Upper-class students may also be invited to join the Honors College based on exemplary academic achievement. 

To be considered for Pace's Pforzheimer's Honors College and the scholarship, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program.  Students must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits per term) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor's degree program. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1.

Scholarships are available for a maximum of four years from the term the student entered the University or until the first bachelor's degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in a 5-year combined degree program who may receive the award for up to five years as long as they are enrolled for 12 or more credits each term).  Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition.  Renewal is automatic provided the student continues to participate in the Honors College, maintains a 3.30 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor's degree.  If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, the student may appeal to the Honor's College for reinstatement.

Students receiving an Honor's Scholarship may not also receive any of the following awards: President's   Scholarship, Deans' Scholarship, Trustee Recognition Award, Pace Incentive Award, Transfer Incentive Award, or Part Time Student Scholarship or Incentive Award.  Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be sent separately from the Award Notice, starting May 15th and on a rolling basis thereafter.

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President's Scholarship

These prestigious scholarships are awarded to entering Freshman students who are admitted as matriculated students in a degree program.  Students must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits per term) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor's degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1.

Scholarships are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor's degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in a 5-year combined degree program who may receive the award for up to five years as long as they are enrolled for 12 or more credits each term). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition.  Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor's degree.  If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a President's Scholarship may not also receive any of the following awards:  Honors Scholarship, Deans' Scholarship, Trustee Recognition Award, Pace Incentive Award, Transfer Incentive Award, Pace Opportunity Scholarship, or Part Time Student Scholarship or Incentive Award.  Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be sent separately from the Award Notice, starting May 15th and on a rolling basis thereafter.

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Dean's Scholarship

These prestigious scholarships are awarded to entering Transfer students who are admitted as matriculated students in a degree program.  Students must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits per term) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor's degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1.

Scholarships are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor's degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in a 5-year combined degree program who may receive the award for up to five years as long as they are enrolled for 12 or more credits each term). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition.  Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor's degree.  If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a Dean's Scholarship may not also receive any of the following awards:  Honors Scholarship, President's Scholarship, Trustee Recognition Award, Pace Incentive Award, Transfer Incentive Award, Pace Opportunity Scholarship, or Part Time Student Scholarship or Incentive Award.  Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be sent separately from the Award Notice, starting May 15th and on a rolling basis thereafter.

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Trustee Recognition Award

These merit awards are offered to entering Freshman students who show academic promise.  To be eligible, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program and must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits per term) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor's degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1.

Merit Awards are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor's degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in a 5-year combined degree program who may receive the award for up to five years as long as they are enrolled for 12 or more credits each term). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition.  Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 2.00 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor's degree.  If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a Trustee Recognition Award may not also receive any of the following awards:  Honors Scholarship, President's Scholarship, Deans' Scholarship, Pace Incentive Award, Transfer Incentive Award, Pace Opportunity Scholarship, or Part Time Student Scholarship or Incentive Award.  Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be sent separately from the Award Notice, starting May 15th and on a rolling basis thereafter.

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Transfer Incentive Awards

These merit awards are offered to entering Transfer students who show academic promise.  To be eligible, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program and must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits per term) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor's degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1.

Merit Awards are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor's degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in a 5-year combined degree program who may receive the award for up to five years as long as they are enrolled for 12 or more credits each term). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition.  Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 2.00 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor's degree.  If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a Transfer Incentive Award may not also receive any of the following awards:  Honors Scholarship, President's Scholarship, Dean's Scholarship, Trustee Recognition Award, Pace Incentive Award, Pace Opportunity Scholarship, or Part Time Student Scholarship or Incentive Award.  Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be sent separately from the Award Notice, starting May 15th and on a rolling basis thereafter.

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Pace Incentive Award

These merit awards are offered to entering Freshman students who show academic promise.  To be eligible, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program and must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits per term) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor's degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1.

Merit Awards are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor's degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in a 5-year combined degree program who may receive the award for up to five years as long as they are enrolled for 12 or more credits each term). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition.  Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 2.00 cumulative QPA, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor's degree.  If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a Pace Incentive Award may not also receive any of the following awards:  Honors Scholarship, President's Scholarship, Deans' Scholarship, Trustee Recognition Award, Transfer Incentive Award, Pace Opportunity Scholarship, or Part Time Student Scholarship or Incentive Award.  Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be sent separately from the Award Notice, starting May 15th and on a rolling basis thereafter.

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Pace Opportunity Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to entering Freshman or Transfer students who show academic promise.  To be eligible, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program and must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits per term) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor's degree program. Selection is based on academic excellence. Priority is given to those students who have completed the admissions application process by February 1.

Merit Awards are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor's degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in a 5-year combined degree program who may receive the award for up to five years as long as they are enrolled for 12 or more credits each term). Summer sessions are not included. This scholarship is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition.  Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains a 2.00 cumulative QPA, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor's degree.  If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a Pace Opportunity Scholarship may not also receive any of the following awards:  President's Scholarship, Deans' Scholarship, Trustee Recognition Award, Transfer Incentive Award, Pace Incentive Award, or Part Time Student Scholarship or Incentive Award.  Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be sent separately from the Award Notice, starting May 15th and on a rolling basis thereafter.

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Carl & Lily Pforzheimer Endowed Fund (Community Service Scholarship)

The Office of Admissions nominates students who have demonstrated exemplary community service and who meet the following criteria:

  • Freshman: minimum B high school average and 1000 SAT score
  • Transfer student: minimum 3.0 average

To be considered for this award, students must have an undergraduate application for admission on file by February 1st for priority consideration. Students must exhibit financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. Students must also have filed their FAFSA with the Federal Student Aid office by February for priority consideration. In addition, an essay or summary of work regarding community service is required as part of the application. Essays/summaries can be emailed to appprocessing@pace.edu.

Awards are offered to eligible students for up to $5,000 annually.

This award is renewable annually based on continued full-time status and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

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Veteran Tuition Scholarship

Pace University offers a scholarship program to veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq since September 11, 2001. The Pace Veterans Scholarship grants eligible veterans a 50 percent tuition scholarship. The scholarship is open to all admitted veterans who provide a copy of their DD-214 form with the following designations:

    • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
    • Operation Afghanistan Campaign Medal
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal

To apply for this scholarship as an incoming student, students must file an application for admission for full- and/or part-time undergraduate study and provide a copy of their DD-214 with the application. Veterans who apply for the scholarship will also have the admissions application fee waived. The fee waiver form should be printed out and submitted along with the  application and/or DD-214.  Continuing students who have not already received the Veterans scholarship may apply for it by submitting a copy of their DD-214 to the Financial Aid Office. 

To be eligible, a student must be admitted as a matriculated student in a degree program.  There is no minimum enrollment required for receiving the Pace Veterans Scholarship. This scholarship is only available for the Fall and Spring terms until the completion of the first Bachelor's degree program. This scholarship is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition.  Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress and a cumulative 2.00 QPA. If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

Students receiving a Pace Veterans Scholarship may not also receive any of the following awards:  Honor's Scholarship, President's Scholarship, Deans' Scholarship, Trustee Recognition Award, Transfer Incentive Award, Pace Incentive Award, or Part Time Student Scholarship or Incentive Award.  Students must sign an Award Agreement Form, which will be sent separately from the Award Notice, starting May 15th and on a rolling basis thereafter.

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Other Renewable Merit Awards

Pace University offers a number of other renewable merit awards to students who show academic promise and who meet various specific eligibility criteria.  The types of Other Merit awards available changes over time.  Currently available Other Renewable Merit Awards include, but are not limited to:
                 

  • Alpha Beta Gamma Scholarship - $1000 per year offered to incoming Transfer students who are members of Alpha Beta Gamma.  To qualify, the student's Chapter Advisor must provide a letter of recommendation to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.  A cumulative 3.00 QPA is required for renewal.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Award - $1000 per year offered to incoming Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa.  To qualify, the student's Chapter Advisor must provide a letter of recommendation to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.  A cumulative 3.00 QPA is required for renewal.
  • Legacy Scholarship - $1000 per year offered to Freshman or Transfer students who are admitted for Fall 2012 and beyond whose mother and/or father graduated from Pace University.  To qualify, applicants for admission must indicate on their Admission Application that one or both of their parents are Pace graduates.  A cumulative 2.00 QPA is required for renewal.

To be eligible for any of these awards, students must be admitted as matriculated students in a degree program and must enroll full-time (at least 12 credits per term) in each Fall and Spring term until completing the Bachelor's degree program.  Merit Awards are available for a maximum of four years or until the first bachelor's degree is completed, whichever occurs first. (The exception is for students in a 5-year combined degree program who may receive the award for up to five years as long as they are enrolled for 12 or more credits each term). Summer sessions are not included. These scholarships are applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition.  Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains the required cumulative QPA for their specific award, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, and continuously enrolls full-time in each Fall and Spring term until completing the bachelor's degree.  If these awards are not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, they may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

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Pace Grant

These Need Based awards are available to full-time students matriculated in a degree program. Awards are based on academic promise and financial need. This award is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually, and list Pace University as a school to be attended on the form. Priority is given to students who file the FAFSA by February 15 each year.

Recipients must enroll for at least 12 credits per Fall and Spring term, maintain satisfactory academic progress and a cumulative QPA of at least a 2.00. Pace Grant is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace for the Fall and Spring semesters and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition. This award is available for the number of semesters necessary to complete a degree, however renewal is not guaranteed. Students must reapply each year. Renewal is based on continued financial need, maintaining satisfactory academic progress, a cumulative 2.00 QPA and meeting the FAFSA filing date each year.

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Trustee Tuition Grant (TTG)

Undergraduate students who have completed at least 24 credits at Pace (not including transfer credits) and who have a 3.50 cumulative QPA are eligible for a TTG. These awards of $500 per year are restricted to students taking at least 12 credits per Fall and Spring term. This grant is not available for summer terms.  TTG is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition.  The grant is not available to recipients of the Honors, President's or Deans' Scholarships.

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Athletic Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships are available to students with exceptional athletic ability. Such scholarships encourage participation in men's and women's basketball, men's baseball, women's soccer, women's volleyball, women's softball, men's and women's cross country, men's lacrosse, and men's and women's swimming and diving. Students receiving an athletic scholarship are not eligible for any other form of Pace aid (Merit and Pace Grant). Applicants should contact the Athletics Department for further information.

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Free Courses For Parents

Parents of full-time matriculated undergraduate students are eligible to take one free course each fall and spring semester on a space-available basis. Registration for tuition-free courses may only take place during the first week of class. Adult education, nursing, and graduate level courses are excluded from this offer. Parents will be charged for registration and laboratory fees. An application for the free course may be obtained from the Office of Student Assistance. Awards for this program will not be honored for any course that is filled before the first day of class or for any course that the parent's child is also taking during that semester.

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Endowed Scholarships

Endowed Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Pace alumni and friends, as well as corporations and foundations. These benefactors have a strong belief in the importance of a Pace education for a student's future success.  There are over 300 endowed and restricted scholarships available.

To be eligible to apply, students must be matriculated (admitted to a degree or certificate program) and be enrolled for at least 6 credits per semester.  Students must also be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress and have a QPA of 3.0 or above.  Most awards are financial need based.  Students must have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Continuing and Resuming students must also complete our Application for Pace Endowed/Restricted Scholarships at https://appsrv.pace.edu/Scholarship/.  It is very important to provide as much information as possible to improve the chances of being matched with an award.  The priority filing date for Endowed Scholarships is June 1st. 

Applications are reviewed on a first come first service basis and awards are made according to availability of funding. 

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Barnes and Noble Book Scholarship

The Barnes and Noble Book Scholarship awards ten (10) students $500.00 each to help pay for books.

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate students
  • Matriculated (admitted to a degree or certificate program) and enrolled Full-Time (for at least 12 credits per semester).
  • QPA of 2.0 or above.
  • Must have filed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • No CAP students are eligible for this scholarship.

Students may apply for the Barnes and Noble Book Scholarship via the web at the online application located at https://appsrv.pace.edu/B&N

Applications are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Awardees are chosen by the Deans for Students. Winners only are notified – No Regrets. Any questions, please contact:
jhilbrink@pace.edu

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Federal Scholarship & Grant Programs

The federal government continues to help provide financial support to students pursuing a higher education. There are a variety of federal scholarships and grants offered to students such as the Federal Pell Grant, SEOG, TEACH grant, and a number of grants for U.S. Veterans. Most federal grants are awarded to students who show financial need on their FAFSA.

Federal Pell Grant Program

Matriculated students who have not previously received a bachelor's degree may be eligible to apply for this federal grant. Eligibility is based on financial Need as determined by the Federal Need Analysis Formula. Applicants must be accepted to an undergraduate degree or certificate program and be enrolled for at least one credit per semester. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (p. ). Awards for the 2012-2013 academic year range from $575 to $5550. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually, and list Pace University as a school to be attended on the form. Students may receive Pell Grants for a maximum of 12 full-time semesters or the equivalent.

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grants website.

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Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

Federal funds are available for a limited number of undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who are matriculated (accepted to a degree or certificate program) and who are enrolled for at least six credits per semester. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to receive FSEOG. The amount of the grant typically ranges from $100 to $2,400 per academic year at Pace University based on the level of our federal funding. The Financial Aid Office determines who will receive FSEOG and the amount of the grant. A student must be a Pell Grant recipient to receive FSEOG. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually, and list Pace University as a school to be attended on the form. FSEOG funds are extremely limited; generally only students who file the FAFSA by the February 15th priority deadline each year will receive FSEOG.

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s FSEOG website.

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New York State Scholarship & Grant Programs

Similar to many state governments or organizations, New York State sponsors a financial aid program for New York state residents. These Scholarship and Grant programs are for New York State residents only. You must be admitted to and enrolled in a degree granting program at Pace University to receive awards.

Special Application Procedures for New York State Awards:

Students who wish to apply for TAP should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When you apply using FAFSA-on-the-Web, you will be prompted to complete your online TAP application at the end of the FAFSA session. When your FAFSA is complete you will be asked to do the following:

  • Establish a HESC PIN (Personal Identification Number) for TAP.
  • You MUST establish your PIN in order to apply, keep track of your application information or make changes.
  • Information from your FAFSA and your family's calculated NYS net taxable income will be pre-filled on your application for TAP-on-the-Web.

If you choose not to apply online, HESC will mail you an Express TAP Application (ETA). Information from your FAFSA and your family's calculated NYS net taxable income will be preprinted on your ETA. Review the information, change any incorrect items, complete any missing items, then sign and mail the form using the return envelope.
Applications for NYS TAP and scholarships should be made through the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYS HESC). Contact them at 1-(888)-NYS-HESC or get more info on the Web at www.hesc.com. The TAP application deadline is May 1 of the academic year for which aid is sought.

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Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Direct grants currently of up to $5,000 per year are made to full-time (12 new credits a semester) matriculated students who have resided in New York State for at least one year and are making satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. Maximum usage is for eight semesters. The amount of the grant is determined by the amount of net taxable income reported on New York State income tax returns for the student and parents. Net taxable income equals gross income minus all exemptions and deductions. If more than one member of the student's family is attending a college or other approved school on a full-time basis, the net taxable income is reduced by $3,000 for the second family member and by $2,000 for each additional family member. The maximum net taxable income cut-off for first-time dependent and independent (married or with dependents) undergraduate recipients as of 2003–2004 is $80,000. The maximum net taxable income cut-off for Independent undergraduate students who are unmarried or have no tax dependents as of 2003–2004 is $10,000.NYS reserves the right to change their laws each year when they vote on the state budget.

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Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans

New York State residents who are children of certain deceased and disabled veterans will receive $450 per year for attendance at institutions in New York State. Application should be made through the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYS HESC). Contact them at 1-(888)-NYS-HESC or get more info on the Web at www.hesc.com.

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Regents Awards for Children of Deceased Police Officers, Firefighters, and Corrections Officers

Awards for full-time study are available to New York State residents who are children of deceased police officers, firefighters, or correction officers of New York State, or any of its municipalities, who died as a result of an injury sustained in the line of duty. Application may be made through the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYS HESC). Contact them at 1-(888)-NYS-HESC or get more info on the Web at www.hesc.com.

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New York State Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)

Grants of up to $1,000 per semester are available to matriculated undergraduate students enrolled for 3 to 11 credits per semester. A 2.0 QPA is required, and eligibility is restricted to New York State residents. To qualify, the New York State Net Taxable Income must be less than $34,250 for independent students and $50,550 for dependent students and independent students with dependent children or other qualified dependents. Students must have financial need. NYS reserves the right to change their laws each year when they vote on the state budget. Application forms may be obtained on-line at www.pace.edu, under Financial Aid Forms. Students who file in the Fall will automatically be renewed for the Spring semester, if they continue to meet program requirements. (See additional guidelines with application).

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New York State Assistance for Native Americans

Enrolled members of New York State nations or tribes and their children who are New York State residents may obtain grants up to $1,750 a year for up to five years of attendance in an accredited college or university located in New York State. Application forms may be obtained from the Native American Indian Education Unit, New York State Education Department, Room 478 EBA, Albany, NY 12234.

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Veterans Tuition Award

This program provides financial assistance to help Vietnam Veterans, Persian Gulf Veterans and Afghanistan Veterans, studying on either a full-time or part-time basis, meet tuition charges. For full-time study, veterans are eligible for an award equal to the amount of undergraduate tuition for New York State residents charged by the State University of New York, or actual tuition charged, whichever is less.

For part-time study, awards are prorated by credit hour. Part-time study for Veterans Tuition Awards is defined as at least three but fewer than twelve semester hours (or the equivalent) at degree-granting institutions.

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Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarships

New York State offers 220 Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarships for students enrolled in an approved program leading to a degree in one of the following areas at Pace University: accountancy (CPA), nurse practitioner, physical therapy, physician assistant, psychology (doctorate), law (JD) or social work (master's). Awards are restricted to full-time, matriculated New York State residents. Selection is limited to those who are economically disadvantaged and/or who are members of a minority group that is historically underrepresented in the chosen profession.

The scholarship provides up to $5,000 annually based on gross income and cost of education. The total of the scholarship and any TAP award received may not exceed the cost of education. Scholarships may cover up to four years of study for a standard baccalaureate degree. Scholarship recipients must enter into an approved practice within New York State in the field of study for which the scholarship was granted. The service requirement is one year for each annual scholarship payment received.

For additional information and application forms, write or call:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of HEOP/VATEA/Scholarships
Education Building Addition

Room 1071

Albany, NY 12234

Phone: (518) 486-1319

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Outside Resources for Scholarships & Grants

There are thousands of third party organizations that offer different types of scholarships for various reasons. The important thing to note when looking for outside scholarships, in addition to those from federal or state governments and Pace University, is to apply for as many of these as possible.

Students are encouraged to search for external scholarships and financial resources. Each year thousands of scholarship dollars remain unclaimed by students who are unaware of these external scholarships.
Applying for scholarships requires some time and effort , and in some cases, a financial statement component from a financial aid counselor. We strongly advise that students start early when investigating and applying for outside scholarships. Be careful about selecting scholarships to apply for. We advise students never to pay an application fee, purchase a product, or subscribe to a service when applying for outside awards. Scholarships should not cost anything but time and the effort involved in meeting the qualifications.

R.O.T.C. Scholarships (New York City campus)

In conjunction with the Polytechnic Institute of New York, the Department of the Army offers scholarships that cover full tuition, fees, and books to men and women who are full-time juniors and seniors and who wish to join the Army Reserve after graduation. To be eligible to apply, students must be in either their freshman or sophomore year, possess U.S. citizenship, and be graduating from the University before their 25th birthday. Off-campus classes for Pace students, which carry no academic credit, are held at Polytechnic.

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GI BILL

Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces on active duty for more than 180 days are eligible for monthly payments through the Veterans Administration. Pace University is fully approved to conduct college-level education programs for veterans. The Office of Veterans' Affairs is located in the Registrar's Office on each campus. Personal and career counseling, assistance in completing applications for veteran's assistance, and outreach and placement are all available through this office. Students who are veterans are urged to use these services and are encouraged to check at least once a semester on the status of their enrollment certification.

Please be aware of the following:

  • Most outside scholarships require confirmation of actual enrollment.
  • Most outside scholarship programs will send the scholarship check directly to Pace University to be deposited in the student's Student Account at Pace.
  • The Financial Aid Office will need documentation of what any outside scholarships received and what types of charges the scholarship(s) can be applied toward (if the scholarship program has any restrictions).
  • Receipt of outside scholarships may reduce eligibility for other types of financial aid.

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Helpful Tips:

  • Confirm application dates with each scholarship program as these may change with time.
  • Review the program description and submit any necessary documentation for consideration.
  • If a financial statement is required from the Financial Aid Office, please allow adequate time for completion.
  • Plan ahead for next year if the application date was missed this year.

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