Deal Allows Dowling Students to Attend Vaughn College

Dowling College has reached agreements with Vaughn College and five other colleges, to accept its students as the struggling Oakdale institution continues to wind down its operations, officials have announced.

All the colleges “have agreed to work with Dowling to create a transfer program which will give Dowling students an opportunity to complete their degrees,” Dowling president Albert Inserra said in an email to students Friday.

Vaughn College admissions counselors will participate in a transfer fair at the Dowling Oakdale campus, Fortunoff Hall on Tuesday, August 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with US education officials who will answer questions about federal student aid, including loans, grants and work-study programs.

  • Officials from the U.S. Department of Education will be available to answer general questions regarding the Title IV financial aid process.
  • Admissions counselors will be on site at Dowling to make the transfer process as easy as possible.
  • Onsite transcript evaluation, registration and financial aid assistance will be available.
  • All sessions will be held at Dowling College, Oakdale Campus,

For more information about Vaughn’s participation, students are encouraged to contact Ernie Shepelsky, vice president of enrollment services at 718.429.6600, ext. 141 or

Financial aid information for Dowling students as provided by the Department of Education.


Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Offers Assistance to Dowling Students Seeking Transfers to Complete Degrees

Flushing, New York (June 2, 2016) — In light of the closure of Dowling College announced earlier this week, Vaughn College will provide assistance to students to support them in the completion of their degree. For those who would like to transfer the following assistance is available:

  • Waiving the residency requirements for those students with fewer than 30 remaining credits left to graduate
  • Waiving the application fee
  • Providing individual academic and financial evaluations
  • Hosting informational transfer sessions online

“We will make every effort to provide a transfer process to Vaughn that is simple, as well as attempt to provide a package that is as close as possible to each student’s current cost of attendance,” said Vice President of Enrollment Services Ernie Shepelsky. “Individual needs will be considered as we assist students with completing their degrees.”

Dowling College and Vaughn College are the only institutions in the New York region that are part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI), which prepares students to pursue an air traffic control position with the FAA. This designation could allow students to make a seamless transfer from one CTI program to another. Vaughn is also exploring flight training options for Dowling transfers that may allow them to retain all of their current training hours.

For more information, students are encouraged to contact Kristal Singh at 718.429.660, ext.290 or

About Vaughn

Founded in 1932, Vaughn College is a private, four-year college that enrolls more than 1,700 students in master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in engineering, technology, management and aviation on its main campus in New York City and online. The student-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 ensures a highly personalized learning environment. Ninety-two percent of Vaughn College graduates are placed in professional positions or choose to continue their education within one year of graduation. They work in 20 countries and all 50 states. The institution serves many first-generation college students and is recognized by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. For more information, visit


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