Financial Assistance

The College of Staten Island offers a number of financial assistance options for Continuing Education students. We ask students to carefully consider which option is best for them.

  • Career Success Scholarship

The Career Success Scholarship Application for Fall 2024 will be available on June 3, 2024, and close on August 5, 2024. The online application will be accessible starting on Monday, 6/3/24 at 9:00am.  Please see portal link below: 

Virtual informational sessions will be hosted by the staff from the Office of Workforce Development & Innovation at CSI.  

Info session dates and times will be announced soon to provide you with further details to the scholarship opportunity.  Please visit our page later for more information. 


  • MyCAA

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification, or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.


  • New York Accelerated Workforce Recovery HUB Scholarship


The Office of Workforce Development and Innovation in partnership with New York Community Trust is pleased to announce the launch of the New York Accelerated Workforce Recovery HUB Scholarship in spring 2023. Eligible applicants will be awarded financial scholarships that will cover a portion of the tuition costs for selected Workforce Training courses offered this semester. 

Thanks for your interest, the NY Accelerated Recovery Hub Scholarship application will re-open in June 2024.  



  • 1199SEIU Members
    If you are currently an 1199SEIU member, you may be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement. To obtain reimbursement for a continuing education course, you must submit a completed application with all supporting documents to the Training and Upgrading Fund within 90 days of completing the course. For questions or an application, call the Tuition Assistance Hotline at 646.473.9200. You can also email


  • DC 37 Members
    Many courses are reimbursable for NYC employees who are members of District Council 37. For general information, to check eligibility, or to request a tuition reimbursement application, call 212.815.1663 or visit District Council37, AFSCME,AFL-CIO.
    Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.
    Phone: 718.816.4800 or


  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    You may be eligible for VA Education Benefits under the GI Bill. All veterans interested in obtaining information from the VA regarding their eligibility for funding need to have a copy of their DD-214 form. Visit to request official notification of education benefits.
  • Independent Training Accounts through HRA

    Independent Training Accounts (ITAs) provide funding for occupational skills trainings and are available only to job seekers receiving cash assistance from the Human Resources Administration (HRA).To find out more about training vouchers available, please speak to your program representative. Find your local representative here:



  • NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training
    The Tuition Benefits Program provides educational benefits to CSEA-represented New York State (NYS) employees, enabling them to achieve greater career mobility, qualify for promotional opportunities, improve job skills, and prepare for future state workforce needs. The College of Staten Island, Office of Workforce Development and Innovation participates in the Tuition Voucher Program. Applications can be made online, School Code for training programs is 337 The College of Staten Island/CUNY (NC).

Students may arrange a private loan to help cover educational expenses for certificate programs. The College does not recommend any specific lender or preferred lender arrangement. We recommend thoroughly investigating your loan options before making educational financing decisions. Private lenders include: