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.
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.
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
City of White Plains Free Training Opportunity- FUNDS EXPENDED/Application no longer available (rev 11.14.22)
Residents of the City of White Plains, impacted by COVID and meeting income qualifications must present completed application in-person. Applicant must bring evidence of residency (Gov't ID or utility bill) and annual income verification (last filed tax return).
Household of 1 qualifying income is below $77,650
Household of 2 qualifying income is below $88,750
Household of 3 qualifying income is below $99,850
Household of 4 qualifying income is below $110,900
Household of 5 qualifying income is below $119,800
Household of 6 qualifying income is below$128,650
This offer is on a first come-first served basis.
*$50,000 in training dollars available through June 30, 2023 or until funds
* Funds EXPENDED/Application no longer available (rev 11.14.22)
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.
529 Savings Plan
Are you a beneficiary of a 529 Savings Plan? SWBOCES Programs are eligible!
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.
Information on Sallie Mae loans may be found at salliemae.com.
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
Employers / Labor Organizations
Consult your Human Resources Department or union to find out if there are any tuition assistance benefits available.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (914)995-9334 for details.