Admissions and Financial Aid
Frequently Asked Questions
A minimum score of 77 on the Internet-based format is required for admission consideration. Students who fall below this range will be required to complete an intensive English language program.
Eighty-eight percent of Vaughn graduates receive jobs or continue their education within one year of graduation. seventy-five percent of Vaughn graduates are employed in their chosen field, or continue their education within one year.* *Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There was a total of 237 graduates in 2020, and 178 reported an outcome for a seventy-five percent response rate. The 2020 graduating class includes September 2019, December 2019 and May 2020 graduates.
Yes, the college offers HEOP. Students must be New York State residents and qualify both academically and financially to be eligible.
Work-study is granted through the financial aid office. There are other opportunities for part-time jobs on campus as well as off campus.
Vaughn has scholarships that are awarded based on academics and financial need.
At Vaughn College, we work to assist―to the fullest extent possible―students who do not have sufficient resources to meet their college expenses. The amount of funds that a student is eligible to receive is based on the total amount of funds available and the student’s need. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form must be completed. For more information, click here.
A good estimate is $28,000 per year for tuition and $12,390 for room and board, for the 2021-2022 school year. For more details, click here.
Students typically take between 15 and 17 credits per semester.
Yes, advanced placement and transfer credits may be eligible for college credit. Students must receive a minimum score of 3 on the AP exam and a grade of C or better for transfer credits. Each class is evaluated and accepted on approval of the department chairperson. To find out how many of your credits will transfer to Vaughn, click here.
To schedule a visit, click here or contact Admissions at 1.866.6VAUGHN, extension 118.
The College has rolling admissions, but we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible. (March 1 is the preferred date to be eligible for scholarships.)
There’s a non-refundable application fee of $40.
To apply, click here.
An interview with an admissions counselor is strongly recommended for all applicants. Both an admissions and financial aid interview are required for applicants who want to be considered for the aircraft operations degree program.
You need the following documents: application for admission; official copy of your high school transcript, diploma or GED with scores; official college transcripts (if applicable); and either SAT or ACT scores or Vaughn's placement exam (ACCUPLACER - speak with an admissions counselor for more information). A Class II medical is also a requirement for aircraft operations applicants only.
In general, bachelor of science (BS) degree applicants should have a grade point average (GPA) of 80 or higher, and a SAT of 1000 (combined critical reading and math) or ACT of 21 composite score or Vaughn's placement exam (ACCUPLACER - speak with an admissions counselor for more information). Our associate in applied sciences programs have an open admissions policy. The student must have earned a high school diploma, GED or have passed the Ability to Benefit exam. Although there are admissions requirements, the college evaluates everyone on an individual basis.
The student to faculty ratio at Vaughn College is 14:1.
The percentage of women at Vaughn College is between 10 and 15 percent.
There are approximately 1,000 students in the academic programs and about 500 students in the certificate programs.