Other Sources of Assistance
Additional outside scholarships information can be found on the Office of Student Financial Services website or by contacting the Office of Student Financial Services 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 www.acces.nysed.gov/.
Resources for Veterans, Military Students, and Their Families
Qualified veterans of the United States Armed Forces admitted for study at St. John Fisher University 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.
The Military Tuition Assistance (TA) program is available to active duty, National Guard, and Reserve Component service members. Each military service branch and component has its own criteria for TA eligibility, military service obligation, application process, and restrictions. More information and a link to the application and procedures can be found on the Military OneSource website
More information regarding VA Benefits and Military Tuition Assistance and each of the Chapters can be found on the Resources for Veterans, Military Students, and Their Families page.
US Bureau of Indian Education: Higher Education Grant Program
More information can be found on the Bureau of Indian Education website.
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 Office of Student Financial Services 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.gov.