Financial Aid


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.

You may qualify for:

  • Scholarships and grants, which are funds that do not have to be paid back. There are scholarships available at Vaughn that are based on academic accomplishments, rather than financial need alone.
  • An education loan. Loan payments may be deferred while a student is in college, but are paid back with interest. Individual repayment terms are discussed at the time of application of a loan.
  • An Income Share Agreement (ISA), a contract between a student and a funder that covers the cost of tuition in exchange for a percent of a students income in the future. Income-share agreements, or ISAs, are contracts designed to offer a humane, manageable, and innovative alternative to traditional college loans. Learn more here.
  • Campus Employment that may help offset your expenses.
  • Special programs for veterans.
  • Short-term assistance fund (SAF) will consist of funds generously donated to Vaughn College for the express purpose of benefiting students who, for a variety of reasons, find themselves in urgent need of financial assistance. The nature of such student needs which would qualify a student for a one-time grant from the SAF, can be classified into three general categories: housing and transportation; food and clothing; and, other education-related items such as books, supplies and tools.


The first step in getting financial aid is to file 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.

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. Information on how to access a copy of your tax return can be accessed here.

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.

Need help? Speak to one of our financial aid advisors. We can help you complete the forms or develop a plan to help you pay for your college education. Call 1.866.6VAUGHN or

Vaughn College’s 2015-2016 Gainful Employment Disclosure.



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Financial Aid Office Hours:

Monday through Thursdays:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact us:
1. 866.6VAUGHN, ext. 100