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About Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Process

Cayuga is committed to accessible, affordable higher education. Financial aid is available, and most Cayuga students receive it, in the form of grants, student loans, work-study jobs, and scholarships.

Apply for financial aid promptly, after you apply for admission to Cayuga. First consideration goes to students who apply early.

Some or all of the costs of your tuition, fees and books may be covered by financial aid. Beyond these costs, you may also receive “excess financial aid” to help cover personal expenses while you are a Cayuga student, such as housing, meals, and transportation. Decisions on financial aid awards are based on need, eligibility, and available funds.

The types of financial aid awarded to Cayuga students include Federal Direct Loans, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Academic Competitiveness Grants, and Cayuga grants and scholarships.

Financial aid comes with responsibilities for attendance and maintaining satisfactory grades. View information on Student Responsibilities and Maintaining Eligibility for financial aid.

Changes in state, federal, or institutional policy may modify the programs and regulations outlined here. Cayuga Community College is committed to equal opportunity in employment, admission, and treatment for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. The College also has an affirmative action policy.