Financing Your Education

A degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is one of the most affordable in the country.

But if you find it difficult to cover the full cost, our Financial Aid office is here to assist you!

To qualify for federal aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1.  For more information about financial aid opportunities, please visit the John Jay College Financial Aid website for Graduate Students or Undergraduate Students, or visit the CUNY Financial Aid website.

 

We’ll work with you to find and apply for a wide range of financial aid opportunities from federal, state, local, and private sources. Although many scholarships and research opportunities are available to academically gifted students and students in need, you may also be eligible for one or more of the following options:

Loans

Many federal loan programs are available to undergraduate and graduate students, including Perkins loans, Stafford loans, and Graduate PLUS loans. If you don’t qualify for these loans, or if they don’t fully cover your costs, you may be eligible for alternative loans from a private bank or lender.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

New York State residents are eligible for TAP grants if attending an in-state college or university full-time. Part-time students with disabilities are also eligible for TAP grants. Awards range from $250 to $2,300 per semester. The TAP code for John Jay College is 1414. (TAP is only available for undergraduate students.)

Veterans' Benefits

John Jay College has many financial aid programs for active military and veterans. The GI Bill gives out awards to active-duty military and those in Selective Reserve.  Supplemental Veterans Tuition Awards go to New York State residents who have served in the military and are enrolled full-time or part-time.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement programs for employees earning a degree related directly to their current field. Contact your Human Resources manager to find out whether you may qualify.

Financial Aid Info Per Program

Bachelor of Science in Security Management

Students in the online M.S. in Security Management program may receive financial assistance mainly through eligible loans, Veterans Benefits, and employer tuition reimbursement. Limited merit-based scholarships may also be available to qualified students.

Loans

FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN

This is a low-interest (presently 5 percent) federal loan made available through the College to matriculated students enrolled at least half time. Loans are awarded according to need and repayment begins nine months after graduation or termination of college attendance.

WILLIAM D. FORD FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM (UNSUBSIDIZED)

This loan is available directly from the federal government to graduate students who need additional funds. Students may borrow up to $20,500 per academic year minus any subsidized loans received within the same award year. The aggregate total that may be borrowed from this program is $138,500 minus any subsidized loans received, including undergraduate loans.

GRADUATE PLUS LOAN

The Graduate PLUS Loan, like its undergraduate counterpart, has a low interest rate and can be used to pay for the total cost of education less any aid a student has already been awarded.

Eligibility for the Graduate PLUS Loan is largely dependent on the borrower’s credit rating and history, as opposed to the Direct Loan. 

ALTERNATIVE LOANS

These loans of last resort are private lender loans for students who may not be eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans or for students who are eligible and need additional funds to help meet additional educational expenses, including tuition and housing. The amount that a student may borrow is limited to the “cost of attendance” as determined by federal approved standard budgets. All applicants are subject to credit review and/or may require a co-signer. Students who do not have eligible citizenship status for federal financial aid may borrow an Alternative Loan if they have a cosigner with eligible citizenship status.

Veterans Benefits

John Jay College has many financial aid programs for active military and veterans. The GI Bill gives out awards to active-duty military and those in Selective Reserve.  Supplemental Veterans Tuition Awards go to New York State residents who have served in the military and are enrolled full-time or part-time. For more information about the various resources available to military and veteran students, please visit the following websites:

CUNY Veterans Affairs

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement programs for employees earning a degree related directly to their current field. If applicable, students may contact their Human Resources manager to find out whether they may qualify.

Scholarships

The Center for Private Security and Safety at John Jay College offers two $500 scholarships to students based on academic merit each year, contingent upon the availability of funds.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about financial aid, please visit the John Jay College Financial Aid and CUNY Financial Aid websites or contact the John Jay College Financial Aid Office at:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Financial Aid Office
Room 1280N
445 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212.663.7867
Email: financialaid@jjay.cuny.edu 

For more information about the online M.S. in Security Management program, please complete the Request Information form, or contact the Enrollment Advisor at 212-393-6342 or atOnlinePrograms@jjay.cuny.edu

Master of Science in Emergency Management

Students in the online M.S. in Emergency Management program may receive financial assistance mainly through eligible loans, Veterans Benefits, and Employer tuition reimbursement. Limited merit-based scholarships may also be available to qualified students.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

FINANCIAL AID

Students in the online M.S. in Security Management program may receive financial assistance mainly through eligible loans, Veterans Benefits, and employer tuition reimbursement. Limited merit-based scholarships may also be available to qualified students.

Loans

FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN

This is a low-interest (presently 5 percent) federal loan made available through the College to matriculated students enrolled at least half time. Loans are awarded according to need and repayment begins nine months after graduation or termination of college attendance.

WILLIAM D. FORD FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM (UNSUBSIDIZED)

This loan is available directly from the federal government to graduate students who need additional funds. Students may borrow up to $20,500 per academic year minus any subsidized loans received within the same award year. The aggregate total that may be borrowed from this program is $138,500 minus any subsidized loans received, including undergraduate loans.

GRADUATE PLUS LOAN

The Graduate PLUS Loan, like its undergraduate counterpart, has a low interest rate and can be used to pay for the total cost of education less any aid a student has already been awarded.

Eligibility for the Graduate PLUS Loan is largely dependent on the borrower’s credit rating and history, as opposed to the Direct Loan. 

ALTERNATIVE LOANS

These loans of last resort are private lender loans for students who may not be eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans or for students who are eligible and need additional funds to help meet additional educational expenses, including tuition and housing. The amount that a student may borrow is limited to the “cost of attendance” as determined by federal approved standard budgets. All applicants are subject to credit review and/or may require a co-signer. Students who do not have eligible citizenship status for federal financial aid may borrow an Alternative Loan if they have a cosigner with eligible citizenship status.

Veterans Benefits

John Jay College has many financial aid programs for active military and veterans. The GI Bill gives out awards to active-duty military and those in Selective Reserve.  Supplemental Veterans Tuition Awards go to New York State residents who have served in the military and are enrolled full-time or part-time. For more information about the various resources available to military and veteran students, please visit the following websites:

CUNY Veterans Affairs

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement programs for employees earning a degree related directly to their current field. If applicable, students may contact their Human Resources manager to find out whether they may qualify.

Scholarships

The Center for Private Security and Safety at John Jay College offers two $500 scholarships to students based on academic merit each year, contingent upon the availability of funds.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about financial aid, please visit the John Jay College Financial Aid and CUNY Financial Aid websites or contact the John Jay College Financial Aid Office at:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Financial Aid Office
Room 1280N
445 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212.663.7867
Email: financialaid@jjay.cuny.edu 

Master of Science in Security Management

Students in the online M.S. in Security Management program may receive financial assistance mainly through eligible loans, Veterans Benefits, and employer tuition reimbursement. Limited merit-based scholarships may also be available to qualified students.

Loans

FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN

This is a low-interest (presently 5 percent) federal loan made available through the College to matriculated students enrolled at least half time. Loans are awarded according to need and repayment begins nine months after graduation or termination of college attendance.

WILLIAM D. FORD FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM (UNSUBSIDIZED)

This loan is available directly from the federal government to graduate students who need additional funds. Students may borrow up to $20,500 per academic year minus any subsidized loans received within the same award year. The aggregate total that may be borrowed from this program is $138,500 minus any subsidized loans received, including undergraduate loans.

GRADUATE PLUS LOAN

The Graduate PLUS Loan, like its undergraduate counterpart, has a low interest rate and can be used to pay for the total cost of education less any aid a student has already been awarded.

Eligibility for the Graduate PLUS Loan is largely dependent on the borrower’s credit rating and history, as opposed to the Direct Loan. 

ALTERNATIVE LOANS

These loans of last resort are private lender loans for students who may not be eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans or for students who are eligible and need additional funds to help meet additional educational expenses, including tuition and housing. The amount that a student may borrow is limited to the “cost of attendance” as determined by federal approved standard budgets. All applicants are subject to credit review and/or may require a co-signer. Students who do not have eligible citizenship status for federal financial aid may borrow an Alternative Loan if they have a cosigner with eligible citizenship status.

Veterans Benefits

John Jay College has many financial aid programs for active military and veterans. The GI Bill gives out awards to active-duty military and those in Selective Reserve.  Supplemental Veterans Tuition Awards go to New York State residents who have served in the military and are enrolled full-time or part-time. For more information about the various resources available to military and veteran students, please visit the following websites:

CUNY Veterans Affairs

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement programs for employees earning a degree related directly to their current field. If applicable, students may contact their Human Resources manager to find out whether they may qualify.

Scholarships

The Center for Private Security and Safety at John Jay College offers two $500 scholarships to students based on academic merit each year, contingent upon the availability of funds.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about financial aid, please visit the John Jay College Financial Aid and CUNY Financial Aid websites or contact the John Jay College Financial Aid Office at:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Financial Aid Office
Room 1280N
445 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212.663.7867
Email: financialaid@jjay.cuny.edu 

For more information about the online M.S. in Security Management program, please complete the Request Information form, or contact the Enrollment Advisor at 212-393-6342 or atOnlinePrograms@jjay.cuny.edu

Master of Public Administration: Public Policy and Administration

Students in the online MPA: Public Policy and Administration program may receive financial assistance using a variety of resources, including:

» Differential Tuition Scholarships

Military Service Scholarships are automatically awarded to veterans or service members using veteran or military tuition assistance. The award is $125 per course from within the program. Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded in similar amounts; to receive these awards, students must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

» Richard Culp Memorial Scholarship

Named for the renowned author and Associate Professor of Public Administration at John Jay College, the Richard Culp Memorial Scholarship awards $2,500 to a current MPA student who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and has demonstrated a strong commitment to service in the field of public administration. To qualify for this award, applicants must submit a letter of self-nomination and one letter of recommendation to:

Office of Scholarships
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New York NY 10019

For more information about financial aid opportunities, please visit the John Jay College Financial Aidand CUNY Financial Aid websites.

Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies

Students in the online Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies program may receive financial assistance mainly through eligible private loans, veterans benefits, and employer tuition reimbursement. 

PRIVATE LOANS

These loans are private lender loans for students who may not be eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans or for students who are eligible and need additional funds to help meet additional educational expenses, including tuition and housing. The amount that a student may borrow is limited to the “cost of attendance” as determined by federal approved standard budgets. All applicants are subject to credit review and/or may require a co-signer. Students who do not have eligible citizenship status for federal financial aid may borrow an Alternative Loan if they have a cosigner with eligible citizenship status.

VETERANS BENEFITS

John Jay College has many financial aid programs for active military and veterans. The GI Bill gives out awards to active-duty military and those in Selective Reserve.  Supplemental Veterans Tuition Awards go to New York State residents who have served in the military and are enrolled full-time or part-time. For more information about the various resources available to military and veteran students, please visit the following websites:

CUNY Veterans Affairs

EMPLOYER TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement programs for employees earning a degree related directly to their current field. If appliable, students may contact their Human Resources manager to find out whether they may qualify.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about financial aid, please visit the John Jay College Financial Aid and CUNY Financial Aid websites or contact the John Jay College Financial Aid Office at:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Financial Aid Office
Room 1280N
445 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212.663.7867
Email: financialaid@jjay.cuny.edu 

For more information about the online Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies program, please complete the Request Information form, or contact the Enrollment Advisor at (212) 392-1530 or at OnlinePrograms@jjay.cuny.edu

MPA Inspection and Oversight: Health Care Specialization

Students in the online MPA: Inspection and Oversight program may receive financial assistance using a variety of resources, including:

» Differential Tuition Scholarships

Military Service Scholarships are automatically awarded to veterans or service members using veteran or military tuition assistance. The award is $125 per course from within the program. Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded in similar amounts; to receive these awards, students must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

» Richard Culp Memorial Scholarship

Named for the renowned author and Associate Professor of Public Administration at John Jay College, the Richard Culp Memorial Scholarship awards $2,500 to a current MPA student who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and has demonstrated a strong commitment to service in the field of public administration. To qualify for this award, applicants must submit a letter of self-nomination and one letter of recommendation to:

Office of Scholarships
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New York NY 10019

For more information about financial aid opportunities, please visit the John Jay College Financial Aid and CUNY Financial Aid websites.

Master of Public Administration: Inspection and Oversight

Students in the online MPA: Inspection and Oversight program may receive financial assistance using a variety of resources, including:

» Differential Tuition Scholarships

Military Service Scholarships are automatically awarded to veterans or service members using veteran or military tuition assistance. The award is $125 per course from within the program. Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded in similar amounts; to receive these awards, students must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

» Richard Culp Memorial Scholarship

Named for the renowned author and Associate Professor of Public Administration at John Jay College, the Richard Culp Memorial Scholarship awards $2,500 to a current MPA student who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and has demonstrated a strong commitment to service in the field of public administration. To qualify for this award, applicants must submit a letter of self-nomination and one letter of recommendation to:

Office of Scholarships
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New York NY 10019

For more information about financial aid opportunities, please visit the John Jay College Financial Aid and CUNY Financial Aid websites.

Scholarships

To insure the success of our students, we offer a variety of scholarship opportunities for graduate students and undergraduate students that recognize and support research, academic excellence, leadership qualities and public service accomplishments. Each online program may also offer scholarships to qualified students. Please check your program website for more specific information.