Last year the office of Student Financial Services at the NYC Campus awarded over $3 million in grants and scholarships to over 95% of our students. We are committed to making a Nyack College education affordable and are working to lower the out of pocket costs for our students.

Listed below are the Grants and Scholarships that Nyack offers students enrolling for the first time in 2019-2020.

Final awards are determined by Nyack through your Award Letter.
In order to know what you are eligible for make sure you apply for admission, get accepted and complete your FAFSA.

Academic Grants

Nyack Scholars Grant - $3,000-$12,000

Awarded based on high school GPA (over 3.0) and SAT or ACT scores. Eligibility is limited to first-year freshmen. Students who meet both high school GPA and SAT or ACT criteria may be eligible for Nyack Scholar awards ranging from $3,000-$12,000. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for award renewal each year. *Transfer students refer to the Transfer Scholars Grant below.

Transfer Scholars Grant - $3,000-$12,000

Awarded to students transferring from programs at other accredited institutions. Recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to receive this grant. Awards range from $3,000 to $7,000 based on GPA. A student must have transferred at least 20 credits or taken more than one full-time semester to be eligible for this grant. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Nyack is required for award renewal.

Dean's List Scholarships - $800

(returning students only) Annual awards based on being selected to the Dean's List during prior semesters at Nyack College. Students selected to the Dean's List (3.5 semester GPA or higher with full-time enrollment) both semesters (fall 17 and spring 18) will be awarded $800 for 18-19. Scholarships are for one year only and require full-time enrollment.

Endowed Scholarships - varies 

(returning students only) Available to returning students who re-enroll full-time for the 2018-2019 school year. Must submit application (available January 2018-deadline February 28, 2018). Must have received a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher during a prior semester at Nyack in order to apply. Amounts vary and scholarship awards are not renewable (valid for one year only). (not subject to the institutional aid CAP-see below).

National Honors Society Grant - $1,000

Awarded to all incoming freshmen that are active members of a National Honor Society chapter in their high school. Transferring students are NOT eligible for this grant. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for award renewal.

C&MA Grants


New and Transfer students from C&MA churches will receive special consideration and may receive Nyack College grants in addition to the other grants listed on this page.  Eligibility is dependent on full-time enrollment and requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Ministry Grants

Ministry/Community Service Grant - $1,000-$2,000

Students who confirm evidence of community and/or church involvement may receive up to $1,000. Similarly, those involved in leadership in these areas may receive up to $2,000 based on demonstrated leadership.  A 2.5 cumulative GPA must be maintained for renewal.

City Ministry/Church Partner - $2,000

Any student that is involved with a partner organization and enrolls as a new full-time student, would be eligible for a $2,000 per year grant.  A 2.5 cumulative GPA must be maintained for renewal.

Other Grants

Music Grant - $3,000-$10,000

Grants awarded to new students who demonstrate talent in music based upon an audition before music faculty.  Grant is renewable if student maintains 2.5 GPA and is in good standing with the music department, i.e. participation in rehearsals, community concerts, worship in local churches and a minimum number of performances is required.

First Generation Student Grant – up to $2,000

Awarded to any new student who is the first person in their family to go to college. Requires a minimum 2.5 GPA for renewal

International Student Grant – up to $4,000

A grant awarded to any student with non-citizen, non resident status.  Requires a minimum 2.0 GPA for renewal.

Legacy Grant – up to $2,000

This grant will be awarded to new students who have had 1 or more family members graduate from Nyack/ATS in the past. This grant requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Back to School Over 30 Grant - $3,000-$5,000

Awarded to any new student over the age of 30 pursuing an Associates/ Bachelor’s degree.  This grant requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Schroeder Barnabas Grant - varies

This grant is awarded according to financial need. This grant requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Terms and Conditions for All Grants

NYC Undergraduate grants can be combined up to a maximum of $10,000.  A student eligible for large award amounts from the Nyack Scholars Program (up to $12,000), Music Grant (up to $10,000), or C&MA grant program (up to $12,500) will not be eligible for additional grants on top of these awards.

All Nyack grants and scholarship apply to first-time students entering Nyack during the 2018-2019 academic year and requires full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits per semester).

Renewal of grants and scholarships is always dependent upon each student making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). For details of these and all Nyack Financial Aid policies, refer to the Nyack Catalog.

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