Tuition & Financial Assistance
Helping Make College Affordable

The College of Westchester is committed to helping you explore the many ways to make college affordable. Our helpful financial assistance counselors are available to meet with you to explain the financial aid process and to describe the various programs available to finance your education. Federal and state government financial aid is available if you qualify and CW offers a variety of scholarships, grants, and payment plans to students annually.

Contact our Financial Assistance Counselors:

Tuition and Fees

Whether you're taking Day, Evening, Saturday or Online classes, The College of Westchester's 2014 tuition is $745 per credit. Total credits required for graduation vary by program. See programs or College Catalog for additional information. The chart below provides some guidance on likely charges per semester / term for students taking various credit loads.

2014 Estimated Tuition and Fees* per Semester / Term

Credits Tuition Fees* Total*
3 $2235 $100 $2335
6 $4470 $200 $4670
9 $6705 $300 $7005
12 $8940 $400 $9340
15 $11,175 $500 $11,675

A minimum of 12 credits per semester or 6 credits per term is required for full-time enrollment.

*Other fees may apply based on program requirements. Book charges are additional. For further program cost information, click here.

The College's Net Price Calculator provides an approximation of first-year, full-time student college expenses. Estimated housing, transportation, and other school related expense are included in the net price. This is not an official application for financial aid and the results provided here should only be considered an estimate.

Financial Aid

Over 90% of CW students qualify for some form of financial assistance through various grants, scholarships, student loans, and federal work study opportunities. It is important to start planning early to take advantage of all opportunities available to help finance your college education. The more information you know about the process and what you may be eligible for, the better. Our Financial Assistance Counselors are committed to working with you to help explore the financial assistance needed to meet your education costs. Feel free to contact them today at 1.800.660.7093 or If you wish to start exploring financial aid options on your own, visit Student Aid on the Web and NYS Higher Education Services Corporation. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form that a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Federal Title IV, HEA programs.


Many CW Scholarship opportunities are available for qualified students. Most CW scholarships are based on prior academic achievement and designed to bring motivated and bright students to the CW Campus. However, you don't have to be a straight A student to earn a scholarship to CW. If you have a good high school or college grade point average, you may qualify for one of many CW scholarship programs.

To find out more about CW's Scholarships, call our Admissions Counselors today at 1.800.660.7093 or email Or complete the Scholarship Calculator form below to determine your possible scholarship awards:

Helpful Websites

Federal Student Aid PIN
Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Student Aid on the Web
Selective Service System
Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)