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.

White Plains Residents- Community Development Block Grant- FREE training (time limited offer)

Are you a White Plains Resident (age 18+)seeking to advance your career?

Qualifying individuals will evidence 80% or less of White Plains Annual Median Income (as established by US Department of Housing and Urban Development) and have been affected by COVID-19. This offer is on a first come-first served basis. There are $60,000 in  training dollars available through June 30, 2022. This is made available through a generous Community Development Block Grant Award. 

Applicants must submit proof of eligibility in person and complete the Application for FREE training for White Plains Residents

Westchester-Putnam Workforce Board Career Centers

Westchester Putnam Workforce Board Career Centers logoVisit the WB Career Center's Website

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 
Westchester ACCES - VR
75 So. Broadway, 1st Floor, White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 946-1313

Rockland
Pascack Plaza
15 Perlman Dr, 2nd Floor, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: (845) 426-5410

The Bronx
1215 Zerega Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462
Phone: (718) 931-3500

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. 

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529 Savings Plan

Are you a beneficiary of a 529 Savings Plan? SWBOCES Programs are eligible! 

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Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

Requirements and applications at scholars.horatioalger.org.

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.

Sallie Mae

Information on Sallie Mae loans may be found at salliemae.com.

Senior Citizens

Participants 62 years or older are eligible to receive a 10% discount for classes with tuition under $1,000.

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

 

Career Training Loans

Loans are available for courses costing more than $1,000. Call (914) 592-0849.

Employers / Labor Organizations

Consult your Human Resources Department or union to find out if there are any tuition assistance benefits available.

Payment Plans

Payment Plans are available for students paying out-of-pocket tuition over $1,000.

 

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 2021-2022 Payment Plan Information and required agreement  to be signed.

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