Graduate Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Students enrolled in a graduate program at Dominican College, may be eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To apply for federal aid, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually at http://www.fafsa.gov.

Our school code for the FAFSA is 002713.

Types of Aid Available for Graduate Students

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans are available to students enrolled at least half-time  in required coursework per semester. Students enter repayment six months after they graduate or cease half-time enrollment.
    More information: https://www.dc.edu/admissions/financial-aid-2/
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loans are available to master’s degree and graduate certificate students who need funding beyond the Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You must also be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, as well as be matriculated and attending at least half-time.
  • The Brother James Kearney Scholarship for the Blind, provided by the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc., awards grants up to a maximum of $15,000 per year. The scholarship aims to help make undergraduate and graduate education affordable for financially needy tri-state area students who are legally blind or severely visually impaired and capable of college-level study.
    More Information: https://lavellefund.org/scholarship-program/
  • A Rockland County Government Employee Discount is provided in the amount of $400 for every 3-credits taken online or in the classroom.
    More information: https://www.dc.edu/admissions/financial-aid-2/
  • Alternative Loans: Several major banks offer educational loan programs at conventional or reduced interest rates. Please consult with your bank to see if such a plan is available.
    More information: http://www.elmselect.com
  • Veterans Benefits: Dominican College strongly supports military veterans, active duty service members and their We provide programs such as the Yellow Ribbon Program, Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, NYS Military Service, Recognition Scholarships and NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans.
    More Information: http://www.dc.edu/admissions/financial-aid-2/veterans

External Scholarships

+ Education Scholarships


For MS in Education Students (Adolescence Education, Adolescence Education and Students with Disabilities, Childhood Education, Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities and Students with Disabilities):

  • The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching. As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must teach in a high-need field, at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families for at least four complete academic years. More information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/teach

For MS in Education Students (Teachers of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired):

  • The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must teach in a high-need field, at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families for at least four complete academic years. More information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/teach

  • The NY State Intensive Training Institute (ITI) Tuition Reimbursement is provided to those seeking certification as a TVI and who work or will be working in New York as a TVI in the amount of $350/credit ($1050 per course). Those who receive this tuition remission incentive must hold a valid New York State teaching certificate and promises, in writing, to serve as a TVI in New York for a minimum of two years. More information: Contact Professor Yvette Blitzer at: yvette.blitzer@dc.edu or 845.848.4119
  • The Lavelle Foundation Scholarship is awarded to those who are enrolled in the 36-credit, Master’s degree TVI program. Recipients of this scholarship must be enrolled in 6 credits per term and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship amounts vary per year. More information: Contact Professor Yvette Blitzer at: yvette.blitzer@dc.edu or 845.848.4119

For the 9-24 credit non-matriculating Teachers of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired pathway:

While this pathway does not qualify for any type of Financial Aid, students can still receive:

  • The NY State Intensive Training Institute (ITI) Tuition Reimbursement is provided to those seeking certification as a TVI and who work or will be working in New York as a TVI in the amount of $350/credit ($1050 per course). Those who receive this tuition remission incentive must hold a valid New York State teaching certificate and promises, in writing, to serve as a TVI in New York for a minimum of two years. More information: Contact Professor Yvette Blitzer at: yvette.blitzer@dc.edu or 845.848.4119

+ Business Scholarships


For MBA Students (Healthcare Management, Management and the Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Management):

+ Physical Therapy Scholarships

For Entry-Level DPT Students:

+ Nursing Scholarships

For MS Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Students: