Undergraduate Tuition & Financial Assistance

We Help Make College Affordable! We will assist you in determining Financial Aid for College Tuition through a one-on-one appointment with one of our Financial Assistance Counselors.

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We Help Make College Affordable

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

Contact our Financial Assistance Counselors to find out what you need to know:

Call 844.711.6962 or 914.331.0853
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Whether you are taking Day, Evening, or Online classes, The College of Westchester’s 2023-24 tuition is $860 per credit. Total credits required for graduation vary by program. See Academic 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.

2023-24 Estimated Tuition and Fees* per Semester / Term

Credits Tuition Fees* Total*
3 $2,580 $165 $2,745
6 $5,160 $330 $5,490
9 $7,740 $495 $8,235
12 $10,320 $660 $10,980
15 $12,900 $825 $13,725

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. The cost of books are additional. For further program cost information refer to the College Catalog.

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.

Over 90% of CW students qualify for some form of financial assistance through various grants, scholarships, student loans, and federal work study opportunities. It’s 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 you may need to meet your education costs. Feel free to contact them today at 844.711.6962 or 914.331.0853 or email nsfa@cw.edu. 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 main form that a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Federal Title IV, HEA programs.

The Enhanced Tuition Awards (ETA) program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a participating private college located in New York State. Recipients will receive $6,000 through a combination of their TAP award, ETA award and a match from their private college.


An applicant must:

• be a resident of NYS and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the term;
• be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
• have either graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma, or passed a federally approved “Ability to Benefit” test, as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department;
• have a combined federal adjusted gross income of $110,000 or less;
• be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a participating private college or university located in New York State;
• be enrolled in at least 12 credits per term and complete at least 30 credits each year applicable toward his or her degree program, through continuous study with no break in enrollment except for certain reasons that can be documented,;
• if attended college prior to the 2018-19 academic year, have earned at least 30 credits each year (successively), applicable toward his or her degree program prior to applying for an Enhanced Tuition Award;
• be in a non-default status on a student loan made under any NYS or federal education loan program or on the repayment of any NYS award;
• be in compliance with the terms of the service condition(s) imposed by any NYS award(s) that you have previously received; and
• execute a Contract agreeing to reside in NYS for the length of time the award was received, and, if employed during such time, be employed in NYS.

For further information, please visit: www.hesc.ny.gov