Other Sources of Assistance
Additional Outside Scholarships information can be found on the Financial Aid Office website or by contacting the Financial Aid Office at (585)385-8042.
New York State Programs
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
This program is designed assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development. Any resident of New York State who has a substantial emotional, mental, or physical disability who can become employable may apply for assistance. Recipients in a college are reviewed annually on an individual basis. Individuals should contact the local office regarding application procedures. More information can be found at http://www.acces.nysed.gov/.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits
Qualified veterans of the United States Armed Forces admitted for study at St. John Fisher College may be eligible to receive military benefits from the following Chapters: 30, 31, 33 (Post 9/11), 35, 1606, or 1607. Some benefits are transferable to spouses and children. For information on Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits, please visit Veterans Benefits.
Other Federal Programs
There are also a large number of different special-purpose federal programs: direct aid, scholarships, loans, traineeships. Many are administered through specific institutions for post-secondary education, and for this reason the Financial Aid Office is the single best source of information on the subject.
Most of these dozens of programs would be of interest to relatively small numbers of students and prospective students, by virtue of need, special interest, or both. Some are available only to graduate or professional students in certain fields. Some carry with them periods of obligated service.
Additional information on federal financial aid programs may be found at the U.S. Department of Education website (www.ed.gov) or at Studentaid.ed.gov.