Student Consumer Information

Information about The College's ground campus academic program offerings are described on The College's website: http://www.cw.edu/undergraduate-academic-programs.

Prospective ground campus and online students should contact: Admissions Office / 914.831.0200
Enrolled students should contact: Academic Center / 914.831.0433
For additional information, click here to access The College of Westchester's College Navigator profile.

The College of Westchester is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (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. The College is authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), and the Associate in Occupational Studies Degree (AOS). The College of Westchester is approved to offer the Business Administration-Management, BBA, Health Administration, BBA, and the Business Management/Marketing, AAS as distance education learning programs.
Contact: Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs / 914.831.0219
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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.
For additional information -
Contact: Academic Center / 914.831.0433
For additional information, click here to access The College of Westchester's College Navigator profile.

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 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.

Information is available on pages 26 and 27 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 on page 37.
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 2019, enrollment of all undergraduate students was 906 as reported to NCES. Of these, 67% were female and 33% were male.
38% were Black, non-Hispanic; 2% Asian/Pacific Islander; 48% Hispanic; 8% White, non-Hispanic; 1% Two or More races; 3% 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 on page 32.
Contact: Counseling Center / 914.831.0334

Emergency Response and Evacuation procedures are located in the CW Student Handbook on page 15.
Contact: Director of Administration / 914.831.0268

94% of Bachelor degree graduates and 88.78% of Associate degree graduates who graduated between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 were employed in positions related to their program of study by February 28, 2020. 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, 2018 and June 30, 2019, 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 on page 40.
Contact: Dean of Student Academic Services / 914.831.0416

Information about Federal Direct Loans including application, deferments and cancellation is available on pages 22-27 in the College Catalog. Contact: Director of Student Financial Services / 914.831.0367
For additional information, click here to access The College of Westchester's College Navigator profile.

Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 69% of the matriculated undergraduate student body for the 2018-2019 award year. For more information on Pell recipients - 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.

Types of financial aid available and eligibility requirements are listed on pages 15-42 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 2013, 47% 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.
For additional information, click here to access The College of Westchester's College Navigator profile.

CW's Net Price Calculator is available here: success.cw.edu/forms/npcalc/npcalc.htm
Contact: Director of Student Financial Services / 914.831.0367
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Information is available in the College Catalog, pages 16-18.
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 2018, 63% returned in Fall of 2019. 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.

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, page 7.
Contact: Director of Academic Advising / 914.831.0435

Students should first follow the Grievance Procedures as provided in the catalog. For prospective and continuing students who are residents of New York, the Grievance Procedures provide the contact information for the State of New York. For out-of-state prospective and continuing students enrolled in The College of Westchester's online programs, click here for additional information including list of 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 on pages 81-82 in the College Catalog.
Contact: Office of Admissions / 914.831.0200

Information about Tuition, Fees and Expenses is available in the College Catalog, page 15, 16, 19 & 20.
Prospective Ground Campus and online students contact: Admissions Office / 914.831.0200
Enrolled students contact: Director of Student Financial Services / 914.831.0367
For additional information, click here to access The College of Westchester's College Navigator profile.

Available on pages 10-11 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 on page 91 in the College Catalog.