- Class Cancellations
- ID Cards
- Reduced Fees
- Refund Policy
- Registration Fees
- Statement of Non-Discrimination
- Financial Assistance
Merrill Avenue Campus
100 Merrill Avenue, Building 130 Staten Island, NY 10314
College of Staten Island
Office of Continuing Education 2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
You can pay via check, money order, or credit card. Cash payments are not accepted.
The College reserves the right to cancel or withdraw courses from the Catalog and to change the course. The College reserves the right to cancel classes due to inclement weather or at the discretion of the Office of Workforce Development and Innovation. Call 718.982.2182 for class make-up information. For snow day information, call 718.982.3333 or 718.982.4444.
All students attending classes for more than one night must obtain a student ID.
Please request a letter from our office to take to Parking Services, Building 3A, Room 106. Call 718.982.2294.
Workforce Development and Innovation classes that are more than five sessions in succession require a parking decal, available for a fee in Building 3A, Room 106. Call 718.982.2294. Parking is not available at CSI Merrill Avenue.
Seniors (65 and over), CSI alumni, full and part-time CSI employees and immediate family members*, veterans and active military: 10%.
No discounts apply to: online certificates, online courses, DASA training, remedial courses, CPR, Food Handler’s Certification, Remedial ESL and Language Courses, WITS Fitness Training courses, NY State-mandated Workshops, Summer Camps and American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis.
*discount applies to spouse/partner and children residing in the same household.
100% refund if written notice is received five business days prior to the first class. Email your request for a refund to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fees and late fees are non- refundable. No refunds are given after the course has begun. Please allow four to six weeks for processing.
$5 for one-day workshop/seminar; $10 for two-day workshop/seminar
$30 for all other courses
$35 late registration fee (registrations received two weeks prior to the start of the course)
$25 check return fee
$60 credit card dispute fee
The College of Staten Island is committed to a campus environment that reflects and respects our pluralistic and culturally diverse society. The College admits students without regard to age, alienage or citizenship, color, gender, handicap, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. In welcoming new students to our campus, we are committed to providing equal educational opportunity and a learning environment in which students are free to realize their full potential as productive members of the community.
Unless otherwise specified, textbooks are not included in course tuition.
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 email@example.com.
ACCES-VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation)
Phone: 718.816.4800 or www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/
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.
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 www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/default.asp to request official notification of education benefits.
Employer and Union Vouchers
Many employers and most unions have education and skill upgrades. Talk with your employer or union representative. We can provide course registration documentation for you.
Individual Training Grants
Individual Training Grants are available for Workforce1 customers who are looking to develop the occupational skills needed to pursue careers in healthcare and computer technology, including A+ Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Clinical Medical Assistant.
You may be eligible to apply for an Individual Training Grant if the following applies to you*:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have an updated resume available electronically (Resume Workshops are available)
- Be actively looking for employment or currently employed and earning less than $62,894/year.
- Be ready to work immediately after training.
- Have a minimum of a GED or High School diploma and work experience (some occupations require a degree)
- Register at a Workforce 1 Career Center.
To apply for an Individual Training Grant register online at http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/wf1/html/register/register_now.shtml
Indicate that the College of Staten Island is the organization that referred you.
The application process takes four to eight weeks and includes passing a Workforce skills test.
*Meeting these prerequisites and completing an application does not guarantee receipt of an ITG voucher.
Independent Training Accounts
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.
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.
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.
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 https://www.nyscseapartnership.org/TuitionCatalogs/2016/AppForm2016.pdf, School Code for training programs is 337 The College of Staten Island/CUNY (NC).
The Helena Rubinstein Continuing Education Scholarship Fund for Career Advancement Limited scholarships are available to cover up to 90% of tuition for individuals who seek to advance their careers through education and training, and who do not have access to other sources of funding that can pay for tuition and fees. Scholarship applicants may also be disadvantaged individuals who are unemployed or seeking a career change. For more information, visit www.cuny.edu/academics/conted/rubinsteinscholarship.html.