FINANCIAL AID

90% of our students are eligible for some type of financial assistance

College can be expensive―but don’t let the cost of an education get in the way of pursuing your career. Vaughn College offers federal, state and institutional funds to help students pay for their education. In fact, 90 percent of our students are eligible for some type of financial aid, with the average package totaling more than $15,000 per year. This is just one of the many reasons Vaughn students have the ability to pursue their dreams―easing their overall educational costs and college expenses, and having the comfort factor and confidence to focus on what really matters: earning their degrees.

We understand the uncertainty some of you may be experiencing surrounding COVID-19. As the concern of face-to-face interaction continues to increase, we are encouraging the use of digital tools to support our students. Offices are currently being operated with limited staff on campus, and Vaughn is utilizing Zoom, an online videoconferencing platform an alternative to face-to-face meetings. Visit http://zoom.us and click the “Join a Meeting” link—no password required.

 

Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Information

Click here to apply for federal student loan debt relief.

Click here for information regarding the recent Biden-Harris administration’s student debt relief plan.

Click here for information regarding the Biden-Harris student debt relief update and how to protect yourself from scams. 

 

How to Reach Us

Zoom: A video communication platform is an alternative to face-to-face meetings.

  • Visit http://zoom.us You do NOT need a login or password for this website.
  • From the upper right-hand corner choose the “Join a Meeting” link.
  • Enter the appropriate meeting ID for each department (in bold below)
    • Click Join.
    • Zoom will launch if it has already been installed.  If not, it will install itself the first time only.
    • You will be placed into a waiting room.  A Financial Aid Adviser will connect you when it is your turn for assistance.

FINANCIAL AID

Assists you and your family with information on deadlines for student aid applications, help submitting applications, and ways to pay for education.

To reach a financial aid representative:

  • Email and one of our financial aid representatives will set-up a time to contact you.
  • Phone: 718.429.6600, ext. 100
  • In person office hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 678 686 441
    • The Financial Aid Zoom Room Hours:
      • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES

TAKE THE FIRST STEP

The first step is to apply for financial aid by filing  the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you live in New York, you’ll also have the opportunity to complete a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application during the online FAFSA application process. Our office can help you apply for financial aid.

The FAFSA uses information you provide from your tax forms to establish your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This is the amount the government feels your family can contribute to your college education. This figure does not change, no matter the cost of the institution you are planning to attend.

Students and their families can update income information through the Internal Revenue Service’s Data Retrieval Tool. Download information on how to access a copy of your tax return.

When preparing a financial aid package, colleges subtract the EFC from the total cost of attendance to find your financial need. They then use any resources available to them in order to help you meet that need. The greater your family’s financial need, the more government and college resources will be available to you. Students with a maximum need (a zero or near-zero EFC) often find they are able to pay their full tuition using a combination of government and institutional need-based funds.

 

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) 

Once the students complete the FAFSA application and if they are eligible, they may be offered federal grants, work-study, and student loans.  

Vaughn Federal Code 002665 

Apply for FAFSA 

Renew your FAFSA Form  

Apply for a PLUS Loan for Graduate School 

Complete a Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note/MPN) 

Complete Loan Entrance Counseling  

Complete Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment for Federal Student Loans 

Use Loan Simulator  

 

NEED HELP?

Speak to one of our advisers in the financial aid office. We can help you complete the forms or develop a plan to help you pay for the cost of college and a great education and experience. We can help you apply for financial aid today.

How to reach us: 1.866.VAUGHN, ext. 100
When to see us:

Our office is open by appointment only Monday through Thursday.