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

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. 

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

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

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. 

Click here for Details!

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: 

WDAY Programs and Services (


Payment Plans

Payment Plans are available for students paying out-of-pocket tuition over $1,000. There is a $25 non-refundable processing fee for all installation/payment plans. 

Click here for: Payment Plan Schedule and required agreement to be signed.

It can be printed and mailed or delivered in person to our office at SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Ave.(3rd fl.) Harrison, NY 10528 or emailed to us at

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

Requirements and applications at

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 :


529 Savings Plan

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

Click here for more information!


FREE TRAINING for City of White Plains Residents/Income Qualified & COVID impacted

Through a generous Community Development Block Grant made available through the City of White Plains,  this school year. we are providing job training for qualified applicants. This opportunity of first come-first served. A total of $30,000 is available. Only one course per participant will be approved.

Application is HERE! You must make an appointment to submit application in-person and provide proof of residence and income.  Calling to make appointment at 914.592.0849. 

Students can study and learn skills in HVAC, Clinical Medical Assisting, Electricity and Basic Electronics, Auto Service, Welding, Auto Body Repair and MORE! 

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 or via phone at (914)995-9334 for details.