Financial Assistance Resources
SWBOCES recognizes that the financial investment in quality training is a concern for many students. Listed below are possible sources of assistance. If you need more information, call the agencies listed below.
SWBOCES does not qualify or approve individuals for funding by the agencies listed below. These listings are provided for informational purposes only.
Refund Policy: All refund requests must be made in writing. If a student withdraws from class before the first day class begins, no tuition liability will be incurred; a $15 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. If a student withdraws from class after the first day of class and 24 hours before the second class, 75% of the tuition will be refunded, less a $15 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after the second day of class. Refunds, other than charge cards (Visa/Mastercard), take four to six weeks to be processed. There are no exceptions to this policy. By clicking on the link, you will find the Refund Request Form.
If you are unemployed or under-employed: Westchester-Putnam Workforce Board Career Centers
These agencies, in many counties and localities, oversee the use of job-training funds. Workforce Investment Offices are an excellent source of many services for people looking for work or training.
If you have a documented disability: ACCES - VR
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (formerly VESID) is a division of the New York State Education Department and provides assistance to individuals with disabilities. ACCES-VR offices are located in most counties.
Westchester ACCES - VR
75 So. Broadway, 1st Floor, White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 946-1313
15 Perlman Dr, 2nd Floor, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: (845) 426-5410
1215 Zerega Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462
Phone: (718) 931-3500
If you are employed: Employers / Labor Organizations
Consult your Human Resources Department or union to find out if there are any tuition assistance benefits available.
If you are a CSEA member: CSEA Tuition Vouchers
Are you are CSEA member looking to gain skills and training? You may be eligible for tuition vouchers. SWBOCES accepts CSEA vouchers as payment.
If you or a family member are a veteran: Veterans Benefits
If you have served your country in the US Military, contact your local Veteran's Administration Office to find out what benefits you may be entitled to receive.
If you are younger than 25, you may qualify for W-DAY funding
Contact program providers available here:
Payment Plans are available for students paying out-of-pocket tuition over $1,000.
It can be printed and mailed or delivered in person to our office at SWBOCES Adult Training Center, 450 Mamaroneck Ave.(2nd Fl.) Harrison, NY 10528
Horatio Alger Scholarship Program
Requirements and applications at scholars.horatioalger.org.
Hope Scholarship Credit
The Hope Scholarship Credit is available to eligible participants. Check with your accountant or tax preparer to confirm eligibility. Find more information at : irs.gov/newsroom/american-opportunity-tax-credit-questions-and-answers
529 Savings Plan
Are you a beneficiary of a 529 Savings Plan? SWBOCES Programs are eligible!
Transportation Aid Available to Qualifying Westchester County Residents
Transportation aid is available to Westchester County residents earning under 200% of the poverty level.
Please contact Ali Tarchoun at the the Westchester County Department of Social Services at email@example.com or via phone at (914)995-9334 for details.