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
Horatio Alger Scholarship Program
Requirements and applications at scholars.horatioalger.org.
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.
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.