The May 2017 meeting of the College’s Board of Trustees – originally scheduled for Thursday, May 18th – has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The next scheduled meeting date for the College’s Board of Trustees is Thursday, June 15, 2017. The time and location for the June 2017 meeting is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center, 20 East Main Street, Riverhead, New York.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive financial aid from the student aid programs you must meet the following conditions:
  1. Have financial need (i.e., except for some loan programs)
  2. Have a high school diploma or hold a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE - formerly known as GED). As of July 1, 2012, students admitted under the Ability to Benefit (ATB) are no longer eligible for Federal Aid
  3. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program (i.e., matriculated and taking courses applicable for that degree or certificate)
  4. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  5. Have a valid Social Security Number
  6. Have filed and signed a statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) certifying that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes
  7. Neither be in default on a federal student loan nor owe money back on a federal student grant
  8. Have registered with the Selective Service, if required (Males age 18-25 can register by checking a box on the FAFSA or by visiting the Selective Service Web site)
  9. Meet the federal and state standards for satisfactory academic progress. Please refer to the college's website for further details.

Your eligibility also may be verified by government agencies as follows:

  • Social Security Administration for verification of social security numbers, correct name, and U.S. citizenship status
  • Selective Service System for verification of Selective Service registration status, when applicable
  • Department of Homeland Security (Immigration and Naturalization Service) for verification of eligible non-citizenship status, when applicable
  • Department of Justice for verification that a student has not been denied federal student aid by the courts as the result of a drug-related conviction
  • Veterans Administration for verification of veterans status, when applicable, to determine dependent/independent status and discharge status
  • Department of Education to validate accuracy of financial information for all students identified by U.S. Department of Education.