There are a number of scholarships, grants and special programs available to qualified students to help you pay for the cost of attending Manhattan College. Scholarships and grants do not need to be paid back.
Manhattan Colleges funds a variety of scholarship and grant programs that are awarded to eligible students. Please note that institutional aid is awarded based on full-time resident status. If if a student moves off campus, all institutional aid will be reduced by 20%.
Manhattan College awards need-based aid to students who demonstrate financial need. These awards are given for a maximum of four years (eight semesters). Need-based aid recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress, full-time enrollment, file FAFSA annually and on time, and comply with any verification requests.
Non-need based scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments. Eligibility for these scholarships is based on a variety of accomplishments such as exceptional SAT or ACT scores, grade point average, volunteer and community involvement, extra-curricular accomplishments and class rank.
Special scholarships are offered to students who have demonstrated exceptional talents and/or leadership in their high school or community. A separate application and interview/audition/try-out is required for these awards.
The federal government offers several grants that are available for eligible students.
Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. Pell Grants are based on financial need as demonstrated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The FSEOG is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need; students who receive Federal Pell Grants have priority. FSEOGs are awarded by a college's financial aid office based on information in the FAFSA.
Manhattan College participates in the Veteran's Affairs Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) to assist with funding tuition expenses for military veterans.
This tuition-benefit program includes both undergraduate and graduate study and either full- or part-time enrollment.
Benefit at Manhattan College
Up to $25,000 per year, per student at the College, not to exceed the cost of tuition.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will match at the same amount up to 50% of the difference between the student’s tuition benefit and the total cost of tuition and fees. There is a cap of $25,000 per year.
Including GI Bill-based assistance, admitted Yellow Ribbon Program qualified undergraduate veterans can attend Manhattan College at no out-of-pocket cost.
Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program precludes the student from being eligible for any other institutional awards.
Yellow Ribbon Program award amounts are based on per-credit-hour tuition and allowable fees.
Once eligible, a student remains so throughout their education as long as they remain in good academic standing and have remaining entitlement with the VA.
If eligible, students should apply for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill with the Department of Veterans Affairs upon acceptance. Obtain your Yellow Ribbon Certificate of Eligibility from the VA. You can do this by contacting them at 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551) or online at the VA website. Upon completion of the application, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility advising you if your service meets the requirements for the Yellow Ribbon Program.
After proceeding with an application for admission to Manhattan College, please forward your Certificate of Eligibility to Deanna Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org. The College will receive direct payment from the Department of Veterans Affairs in the amount of both the GI Bill Benefit (Ch. 33) as well as the Yellow Ribbon Program matching portion.
Residents of New York State who attend college in New York State may be eligible for financial aid funded by the State. Information about specific programs is listed below. Additionally, visit the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website for further information about paying for college in New York State.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Because TAP is a grant, it does not have to be paid back.
HEOP provides supportive services and financial aid to New York state residents who meet specific academic and financial criteria, and attend independent colleges and universities in New York state. HEOP at Manhattan College enables motivated students who lack adequate preparation and financial resources for college attendance to pursue a college degree, and includes a number of support services to help students succeed academically and socially.
Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
CSTEP seeks to increase the number of students from under-represented groups who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields. The program offers state-funded assistance for students who meet specific academic and financial criteria, and who major in a STEM-related field. The CSTEP program at Manhattan College provides support services to help students succeed academically and socially.
Outside, private scholarships are available through a number of outside, third-party organizations. These awards are considered part of your financial aid package and federal regulations require this information be reported to the College. Substantial funding from outside scholarships may impact your awards. Award adjustments can vary from the reduction of loan offers to a decrease in other institutional aid offered. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid Administration if you anticipate getting an outside scholarship.
To assist students who want to apply for outside scholarships, we maintain a blog with new scholarship posted on a routine basis.