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Prospective ground campus and online students should contact: Admissions Office / 914.831.0200
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Institutional Accreditation
The College of Westchester is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801; (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

New York State Authorization
The College of Westchester is authorized to award the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA), Bachelor of Science Degree (BS), Associate in Science Degree (AS), Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), and the Associate in Occupational Studies Degree (AOS) by the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education and the Professions, Cultural Education Center, Room 5B8, Albany, NY 12230; (518) 474-5851.

Any questions concerning accreditation, approval or licensing may be directed to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Information about campus security policies and crime statistics can be found here.
This report also covers drug and alcohol abuse prevention and prevention of sexual assault.
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Career and placement services offered to students and graduates of the College are available here.
Contact: Director of Career Services / 914.831.0288

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Institution
Disclosure Information: September 30, 2020

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act allows The College of Westchester to use up to 50 percent of the funds received to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus so long as such costs do not include payment to contractors for the provision of pre-enrollment recruitment activities, including marketing and advertising; endowments; or capital outlays associated with facilities related to athletics, sectarian instruction, or religious worship (collectively referred to as “Recipient’s Institutional Costs”).

The College of Westchester is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020. For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Grant to the Institution is $660,356.

  • The total amount of Emergency Grant used under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of quarter ending September 30, 2020 is $260,243.68.

  • The funds were used to cover costs related to IT equipment, facilities and administration due to the coronavirus. Additionally, funds were used to cover the loss of medical lab fee revenue not charged to students during the spring and spring II terms due to remote learning.

  • 1 See: https://ifap.ed.gov/electronic-announcements/050620HigherEdEmergencyReliefFundRptg

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Institution
Disclosure Information: September 3, 2020

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act allows The College of Westchester to use up to 50 percent of the funds received to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus so long as such costs do not include payment to contractors for the provision of pre-enrollment recruitment activities, including marketing and advertising; endowments; or capital outlays associated with facilities related to athletics, sectarian instruction, or religious worship (collectively referred to as “Recipient’s Institutional Costs”).

The College of Westchester is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020. For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Grant to the Institution is $660,356.

  • The total amount of Emergency Grant used under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of this 45 day report is $260,243.68.

  • The funds were used to cover costs related to IT equipment, facilities and administration due to the coronavirus. Additionally, funds were used to cover the loss of medical lab fee revenue not charged to students during the spring and spring II terms due to remote learning.

  • 1 See: https://ifap.ed.gov/electronic-announcements/050620HigherEdEmergencyReliefFundRptg

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Institution
Disclosure Information: July 20, 2020

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act allows The College of Westchester to use up to 50 percent of the funds received to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus so long as such costs do not include payment to contractors for the provision of pre-enrollment recruitment activities, including marketing and advertising; endowments; or capital outlays associated with facilities related to athletics, sectarian instruction, or religious worship (collectively referred to as “Recipient’s Institutional Costs”).

The College of Westchester is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020.1 For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Grant to the Institution is $660,356.

  • The total amount of Emergency Grant used under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of this 45 day report is $78,951.67.

  • The funds were used to cover costs related to IT, facilities and administration due to the coronavirus. Additionally, funds were used to cover the loss of medical lab fee revenue not charged to students during the spring and spring II terms due to remote learning.
1 See: https://ifap.ed.gov/electronic-announcements/050620HigherEdEmergencyReliefFundRptg

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Institution
Disclosure Information: June 1, 2020

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act allows The College of Westchester to use up to 50 percent of the funds received to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus so long as such costs do not include payment to contractors for the provision of pre-enrollment recruitment activities, including marketing and advertising; endowments; or capital outlays associated with facilities related to athletics, sectarian instruction, or religious worship (collectively referred to as “Recipient’s Institutional Costs”).

The College of Westchester is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020. For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

• The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Grant to the Institution is $660,356.
• The total amount of Emergency Grant used under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of this report is $0.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Students
Disclosure Information: October 01, 2021/Final Quarterly Posting

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. CW will use no less than 50 percent of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. To date, The College of Westchester has awarded 1,004 students totaling $644,850 via check directly to students.

CW is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020. For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $660,356.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of this report is $644,850.

  • The number of CW students eligible to participate in this program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was 1,004 students. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Grant to date is 1,004 students.

  • The method used by The CW Cares Committee for this initial distribution of the Emergency Financial Aid was determined after review of guidance and participation in various webinars. Students have received grants of $350, $500 or $850 associated with the length of enrollment for any/all related COVID expenses.

  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the “CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Funds Action Needed” Letter and Attestation. Students were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the statement noted in the attached Appendex PDF.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Students
Disclosure Information: June 23, 2021

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. CW will use no less than 50 percent of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. To date, The College of Westchester has awarded 1,004 students totaling $644,850 via check directly to students.

CW is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020. For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $660,356.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of this report is $644,850.

  • The number of CW students eligible to participate in this program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was 1,004 students. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Grant to date is 1,004 students.

  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the “CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Funds Action Needed” Letter and Attestation. Students were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the statement noted in the attached Appendex PDF.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Students
Disclosure Information: April 5, 2021

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. CW will use no less than 50 percent of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. To date, The College of Westchester has awarded 1,017 students totaling $650,650 via check directly to students. CW is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020. For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $660,356.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of this report is $650,650.

  • The number of CW students eligible to participate in this program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was 1,017 students. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Grant to date is 1,017 students.

  • The method used by The CW Cares Committee for this initial distribution of the Emergency Financial Aid was determined after review of guidance and participation in various webinars. Students have received grants of $350, $500 or $850 associated with the length of enrollment for any/all related COVID expenses.

  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the “CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Funds Action Needed” Letter and Attestation. Students were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the statement noted in the attached Appendix PDF.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Students
Disclosure Information: December 22, 2020

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. CW will use no less than 50 percent of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. To date, The College of Westchester has awarded 951 students totaling $617,650 via check directly to students. CW is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020. For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $660,356.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of this report is $617,650.

  • The number of CW students eligible to participate in this program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was 951 students. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Grant to date is 951 students.

  • The method used by The CW Cares Committee for this initial distribution of the Emergency Financial Aid was determined after review of guidance and participation in various webinars. Students have received grants of $350, $500 or $850 associated with the length of enrollment for any/all related COVID expenses.

  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the “CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Funds Action Needed” Letter and Attestation. Students were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the statement noted in the attached Appendix PDF.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Students
Disclosure Information: October 5, 2020

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. CW will use no less than 50 percent of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. To date, The College of Westchester has awarded 735 students totaling $514,750 via check directly to students. CW is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020. For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $660,356.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of this report is $514,750.

  • The number of CW students eligible to participate in this program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was 735 students. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Grant to date is 735 students.

  • The method used by The CW Cares Committee for this initial distribution of the Emergency Financial Aid was determined after review of guidance and participation in various webinars. Students have received grants of $350, $500 or $850 associated with the length of enrollment for any/all related COVID expenses.

  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the “CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Funds Action Needed” Letter and Attestation. Students were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the statement noted in the attached Appendix PDF.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Students
Disclosure Information: August 20, 2020

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. CW will use no less than 50 percent of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. To date, The College of Westchester has awarded 714 students totaling $507,600 via check directly to students. CW is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020. For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $660,356.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of this report is $507,600.

  • The number of CW students eligible to participate in this program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was 714 students. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Grant to date is 714 students.

  • The method used by The CW Cares Committee for this initial distribution of the Emergency Financial Aid was determined after review of guidance and participation in various webinars. Students have received grants of $350, $500 or $850 associated with the length of enrollment for any/all related COVID expenses.

  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the “CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Funds Action Needed” Letter and Attestation. Students were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the statement noted in the attached Appendix PDF.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Students
Disclosure Information: July 7, 2020

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. CW will use no less than 50 percent of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. To date, The College of Westchester has awarded 717 students totaling $509,600 via check directly to students.

CW is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020. For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $660,356.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of this report is $509,600.

  • The number of CW students eligible to participate in this program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was 717 students. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Grant to date is 717 students.

  • The method used by The CW Cares Committee for this initial distribution of the Emergency Financial Aid was determined after review of guidance and participation in various webinars. Students have received grants of $350, $500 or $850 associated with the length of enrollment for any/all related COVID expenses.

  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the “CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Funds Action Needed” Letter and Attestation. New student recipients were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the May 2020 statement noted in the attached Appendix PDF.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
Emergency Grants to Students
Disclosure Information: May 21, 2020

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. CW will use no less than 50 percent of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. To respond quickly to the needs of our  students and to ensure funds are distributed in accordance with the CARES Act and implementing guidance, the CW Cares Committee was formed, and a first round of grants were distributed on May 12, 2020 via check.

CW is making this information available in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020.  For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $660,356.
     
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of this report is $231,350.
     
  • The number of CW students eligible to participate in this program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was 661 students.  The total number of students who have received an Emergency Grant to date is 661 students.
     
  • The method used by The CW Cares Committee for this initial distribution of the Emergency Financial Aid was determined after review of guidance and participation in various webinars.  Based upon the population of students served with financial challenges, and that the college is a commuter college, all eligible students were impacted and received an initial $350 grant to offset technology costs due to moving from a campus environment to a remote learning environment. 
     
  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the “CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Funds Action Needed” Letter and Attestation.  The “Action Needed” letter was mailed to students with their checks.  Students were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the statement noted in the attached Appendix PDF.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-II and III Report
00520800_HEERF_Q12022_04102022
Emergency Grants to Students
Disclosure Information: April 10, 2022

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds pursuant to section 314(a)(4) of the Coronavirus Response and Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021(CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, (award or grant) by the U.S. Department of Education (Department) are governed by section 314 of the CRRSAA, as well as grants under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The College of Westchester was awarded $1,291,211.00. To date, The College of Westchester has awarded 788 students totaling $1,227,500.00 via check directly to students.

For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $1,227,500.00.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 314(a)(4) of the Coronavirus Response and Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021(CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 is and American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP) is $1,227,500.00.

  • The number of CW students eligible to participate in this program to date is 788 students. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Grant to date is 788 students.

  • The method used by The CW Cares Committee for this initial distribution of the Emergency Financial Aid was determined after review of guidance and participation in various webinars. Students have received grants of $1,200, or $1,500 based on student need.

  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the CRRSAA and ARP notice and Attestation to students. Students were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the statement noted in the attached Appendix PDF.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-II and III Report
00520800_HEERF_Q42021_01102022
Emergency Grants to Students
Disclosure Information: January 10, 2022

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds pursuant to section 314(a)(4) of the Coronavirus Response and Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021(CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, (award or grant) by the U.S. Department of Education (Department) are governed by section 314 of the CRRSAA, as well as grants under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The College of Westchester was awarded $1,291,211.00. To date, The College of Westchester has awarded 759 students totaling $1,190,000.00 via check directly to students.

For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

  • The total amount of funds that CW has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $1,190,000.00.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 314(a)(4) of the Coronavirus Response and Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021(CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 is and American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP) is $1,190,000.00.

  • The number of CW students eligible to participate in this program to date is 759 students. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Grant to date is 759 students.

  • The method used by The CW Cares Committee for this initial distribution of the Emergency Financial Aid was determined after review of guidance and participation in various webinars. Students have received grants of $1,200, or $1,500 based on student need.

  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the CRRSAA and ARP notice and Attestation to students. Students were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the statement noted in the Appendix PDF.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-II and III Report
Emergency Grants to Students
Disclosure Information: October 01, 2021

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds pursuant to section 314(a)(4) of the Coronavirus Response and Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021(CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, (award or grant) by the U.S. Department of Education (Department) are governed by section 314 of the CRRSAA.

The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. To date, The College of Westchester has awarded 501 students totaling $351,200 via check directly to students.

For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

  • The total amount of funds that CW has will receive from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $828,679.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 314(a)(4) of the Coronavirus Response and Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021(CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 is $351,200.

  • The number of CW students eligible to participate in this program to date is 501 students. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Grant to date is 501 students.

  • The method used by The CW Cares Committee for this initial distribution of the Emergency Financial Aid was determined after review of guidance and participation in various webinars. Students have received grants of $400, or $800 based on student need.

  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the CRRSAA notice and Attestation to students. Students were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the statement noted in the attached Appendix PDF.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-II Report
Emergency Grants to Institution
Disclosure Information: June 23, 2021

The College of Westchester (OPE ID: 00520800) received education stabilization funds pursuant to section 314(a)(4) of the Coronavirus Response and Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021(CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, (award or grant) by the U.S. Department of Education (Department) are governed by section 314 of the CRRSAA.

The College of Westchester (CW) appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. To date, The College of Westchester has awarded 386 students totaling $271,600 via check directly to students.

For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Louis Commisso, CFO, at lcommisso@cw.edu.

  • The total amount of funds that CW received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $828,679.

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 314(a)(4) of the Coronavirus Response and Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021(CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 is $271,600.

  • The method used by The CW Cares Committee for this initial distribution of the Emergency Financial Aid was determined after review of guidance and participation in various webinars. Students have received grants of $400, or $800 based on student need.

  • Directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are included in the CRRSAA notice and Attestation to students. Students were directed through a URL to an electronic attestation, with the statement noted in the attached Appendix PDF.

Information is available in the College Catalog.
Contact: Director of Student Financial Services / 914.831.0367

The College's official catalog and addenda can be found here: http://www.cw.edu/cwcatalog

CW's copyright and acceptable use policies can be found in the CW Student Handbook.
Contact: Librarian / 914.831.0281

All credit-bearing courses offered at The College of Westchester are designed to fully comply with both New York State and Federal definitions of a credit hour. These definitions require that for each three-credit college-level course, students complete a minimum of 37.5 clock hours of instruction and 75 hours of independent homework for a total of 112.5 hours of learning. CW builds its course schedule to ensure or exceed compliance with this requirement. For on-ground courses, 3 hours of instructional time are scheduled each week over the course of a 15-week semester along with approximately 75 hours of additional homework assignments that may include assigned readings, writing assignments, research projects, interactive discussion forums and video viewing assignments. Hybrid and fully online courses contain identical learning objectives to those taught in the traditional classroom setting. For an 8-week hybrid course carrying 3-credits, courses are scheduled for a minimum of 5.25 hours of instructional time per week (3.25 hrs in class and 90-120 min online) in addition to 10.5 hours of assigned homework. For a fully online course, this works out to 5 hours of online instructional time and additional homework assignments. Students are expected to be in regular attendance, be active participants in class and online, and complete all homework assignments.

Each day semester, evening and online term schedule is carefully constructed by the College Registrar to ensure the minimum number of instructional weeks, class meeting sessions, and class meeting hours necessary to meet or exceed the instructional time described above. Every course syllabus, including learning outcomes, instructional content, and instructional resources is reviewed and approved by the College-wide Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy. The College attendance policy, provided to students through the College Catalog, Student Handbook and every course syllabus instructs students about the expectation and importance of class attendance and participation.

CW is officially an “attendance taking institution” and therefore, students enrolled in on-ground courses must have physical attendance in the classroom in order to maintain enrollment. Attendance in online courses is determined by a student’s activity in a list of academically related activities completed within Moodle, the learning management system, including but not limited to, submitting an academic assignment, taking an exam, interactive tutorial or computer-assisted instruction, and participating in online discussion forums.

On occasion, The College of Westchester may need to close the building due to inclement weather. In these cases, classes are never canceled but rather held remotely via Moodle.

Student attendance is recorded and reported daily and periodic audits are conducted to ensure that course syllabi, learning outcomes, class meeting hours, online learning activities, and assigned projects and homework comply with the above.

In the Fall of 2021, enrollment of all undergraduate students was 873 as reported to NCES. Of these, 72% were female and 28% were male. 37% were Black, non-Hispanic; 3% Asian/Pacific Islander; 47% Hispanic; 7% White, non-Hispanic; 1% Two or More races; 5% Race/Ethnicity Unknown and 0% Nonresident alien.
Contact: Vice President, Institutional Research and Data Analysis / 914.831.0241. Contact: Vice President, Institutional Research and Data Analysis / 914.831.0241.
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This information is contained in the CW Student Handbook.
Contact: Counseling Center / 914.831.0334

Emergency Response and Evacuation procedures are located in the CW Student Handbook.
Contact: Director of Administration / 914.831.0268

96.23% of Bachelor degree graduates and 81.25% of Associate degree graduates who graduated between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 were employed in positions related to their program of study by February 28, 2022. The employment rate percentages referenced above are based on graduate self-reported information and calculated by taking the total number of graduates employed in a related field then dividing by the total cohort of graduates who graduated between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, less any graduates who indicated an intention to continue their education, less any graduates who expressly declined assistance from the Career Services Office or who could not be contacted by the Career Services Office. Additional information about employment rates and types of employment obtained by College of Westchester graduates may be obtained from the Vice President of Institutional Research and Data Analysis at 914.831.0241. General information about careers and employment can be found at US Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/

CW complies with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). More information about FERPA is available in the CW Student Handbook.
Contact: Dean of Student Academic Services / 914.831.0416

Information about Federal Direct Loans including application, deferments and cancellation is available in the College Catalog. Contact: Director of Student Financial Services / 914.831.0367
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Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 67% of the matriculated undergraduate student body for the 2020-2021 award year. For more information on Pell recipients - Contact: Vice President, Institutional Research and Data Analysis / 914.831.0241
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Types of financial aid available and eligibility requirements are listed in the College Catalog. The Catalog provides important details about the scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. You will find a breakdown of the costs, scholarship renewal requirements, definitions of grants, descriptions of loans, information about the amount you will need to pay, and choices you have in making payment. Not all scholarships or Federal Work Study Programs are available for Online.
Contact: Director of Student Financial Services / 914.831.0367
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The College of Westchester's graduation rate as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics are as follows: Of full-time, first-time, degree seeking students entering The College in Fall of 2015, 48% graduated within 150% of the "normal time" to completion for their program. Graduation rates disaggregated by gender, race/ethnicity, and financial aid status are available from the Vice President, Institutional Research and Data Analysis at 914.831.0241.
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CW's Net Price Calculator is available here: http://success.cw.edu/forms/npcalc/npcalc.html
Contact: Director of Student Financial Services / 914.831.0367
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Information is available in the College Catalog.
Contact: Director of Student Financial Services / 914.831.0367

Retention of first-time, full-time, Bachelor degree seeking undergraduates for those students entering Fall of 2020, 50% returned in Fall of 2021. Contact: Vice President, Institutional Research and Data Analysis / 914.831.0241. For additional information, click here to access The College of Westchester's College Navigator profile.

Information is available in the College Catalog.
Contact: Director of Student Financial Services / 914.831.0367

As per a Presidential Executive order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare, on October 20, 2020, CMS Released it Transparency in Coverage Final Rules (TiC Final Rules) which require, among other things, no-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issues offering health insurance in the individual and group markets to make available to the public machine-readable files.

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In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, The College of Westchester recognizes that qualified students who have diagnosed disabilities, including learning, physical, and psychological disabilities, are entitled to an equal opportunity to benefit from the educational programs of the College and that reasonable academic accommodations may be necessary to provide that opportunity. For more information see CW Student Handbook.
Contact: Director of Academic Advising / 914.831.0435

The purpose of this grievance procedure is to secure an equitable and timely resolution to grievances or complaints students may have with The College of Westchester. A student who believes that they have been aggrieved by institutional error, misjudgment or inequitable application of college policies, procedures or services should first seek an informal inquiry and resolution. In many cases, disputes can be quickly resolved by contacting the applicable department supervisor to discuss the grievance. If, after a review of the matter, the student still believes that the issue has not been resolved, a formal written grievance may be submitted to Maria Gangi, Vice President of Student Services at mgangi@cw.edu.

The College will investigate the student complaint which may include meetings with the student and any involved parties to arrive at a final determination and actions taken. A decision will typically be made within 15 days of the committee’s formation.

If the student still believes that they have been aggrieved by The College, the student may appeal the decision with Dr. Warren Rosenberg, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs at wrosenberg@cw.edu. After reviewing the written complaint, associated facts and final determination, Dr. Rosenberg with grant or deny the appeal within 15 days.

Online Student Complaint Process

Students enrolled in the Online courses at The College of Westchester including those who reside outside of New York State (except California), should first attempt to resolve their complaint with the College following the process outlined above, allowing for the internal process of review, investigation and resolution to take place.

If the complaint remains unresolved after all institutional procedures have been exhausted, complaints may be directed to the New York SARA State Portal Entity. Students have two years from the date of the incident about which the complaint is made to appeal to the SARA State Portal Entity. This may include allegations of dishonest or fraudulent activity, including the provision of false or misleading information. Complaints regarding grade appeals or student conduct violations are exclusively subject to internal College procedures and will not be addressed by the SARA State Portal Entity.

New York SARA State Portal Entity

Correspondence to the NY SARA State Portal Entity can be directed to:
Attn: Supervisor, Higher Education Programs
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
(518)-474-1551
IHEauthorize@nysed.gov

For detailed information on filing complaints through the New York State Education Department, visit: http://www.nysed.gov/college-university-evaluation/filing-complaint-about-college-or-university

For more information regarding NC-SARA and complaint resolution, visit https://nc-sara.org/student-complaints.

To find the State Portal Entity contacts for students outside of New York State, visit: https://www.nc-sara.org/state-portal-entity-contacts.

For information on Campus Club and Student Activities
contact: Student Activities / 914.831.0433

Information about college textbooks is available here: Textbooks
Contact: CW Campus Bookstore at 914.831.0423

Information about CW's transfer credit policy is available in the College Catalog.
Contact: Office of Admissions / 914.831.0200

Information about Tuition, Fees and Expenses is available in the College Catalog.
Prospective Ground Campus and online students contact: Admissions Office / 914.831.0200
Enrolled students contact: Director of Student Financial Services / 914.831.0367
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Available in the College Catalog.
Contact: Academic Center / 914.831.0433

Students wishing to withdraw from The College should contact the Academic Center. Withdrawal Information is available in the College Catalog.