Graduate tuition for the 2010-2011 academic year is $982 per credit. There is a $30 application fee for students who apply with a paper application. There is no application fee for students who apply on line. Please note that in addition to these tuition charges, all students incur university fees based on their registered credit hours.
Undergraduate tuition for the 2010-2011 academic year is $896 per credit, less than 12 or more than 18 credits. The undergraduate tuition per term (12 to 18 credits) is $14,355.00. There is a $30 application fee for students who apply with a paper application. Please note that in addition to these tuition charges, all students incur university fees based on their registered credit hours.
SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AND FEDERAL LOANS
Meeting the cost of graduate education can seem very complex. At Long Island University at Riverhead, we do everything we can to make a quality private education financially possible for you. For this reason, we are providing the following information about a variety of scholarships and financial aid programs available to our graduate and undergraduate students.
Long Island University at Riverhead scholarships are awarded on the basis of the student's record of scholastic achievement, evidence of academic potential and financial need. Students must be matriculated into a degree program.
To be considered for an academic scholarship, all that is required is a completed application for admission and official college transcripts. Eligible students are identified in the admissions process and notified of their award in the admissions letter of acceptance. Students are considered for only one of the scholarships mentioned below (with the exception of the Referral Grant). In order to maintain scholarship eligibility from year-to-year, a student must remain in good academic standing. The total amount awarded in scholarship aid shall not exceed the full amount of tuition and fees.
Long Island University Alumnus Scholarship
Alumni of Long Island University at Riverhead, Southampton College and Southampton Graduate Campus will receive a one-third discount on their tuition. Students must indicate alumni status on their application for admission and must be accepted and matriculated into a program to receive this scholarship.
Graduate Academic Performance Award (GAPA)
Incoming graduate students applying for a master's degree or professional diploma may receive a $100 per credit grant if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better earned with their Bachelor's degree. Students must be accepted and matriculated into a graduate program in order to receive this award.
Graduate Scholars Awards (GSA)
Incoming graduate students applying for a Master's degree or professional diploma may receive a $200 per credit scholarship if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better earned with their Bachelor's degree. Students must be accepted and matriculated into a graduate program in order to receive this award.
Suffolk County Employee Tuition Discount Program
Employees of Suffolk County have the unique opportunity to begin or continue quality private education with flexible course schedules and a one-third discount off the current tuition rate, whether they are a part-time or full-time student. To be eligible, a prospective student must be working as a part-time or full-time employee of Suffolk County at the time of their enrollment. They must meet all the necessary admissions requirements and enroll in a degree- granting program. A Tuition Discount Verification form will be provided and must be validated before the discount is applied.
Homeland Security Management Institute Tuition Discount Scholarship
Students enrolled in the M.S. or the Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management may be eligible for a one-third tuition discount. This discount is extended to municipal, government employees, as well as certain union members. It is best to check with the Office of Admissions for details on this scholarship program. Verification of employment status will be required.
Detective C. Lydia Martinez Memorial Scholarship
This privately-administered scholarship is awarded annually to an active member of the NYPD who is admitted to a Homeland Security Management Institute graduate program and whose career and personal life reflects the exceptional integrity, depth of character, professional commitment, passion for justice, and selfless dedication to the highest ideals and principles by which the late Detective First Grade C. Lydia Martinez lived her life. E-mail Vincent.Henry@liu.edu for information concerning the application process.
St. Joseph's College Scholarship
Graduates of St. Joseph's College (Patchogue or Brooklyn campuses) who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, may receive a one-third tuition discount that is valid for the duration of their degree program at our campus. This award may be applied to any of the Master's programs offered by the institution. Students need to follow all necessary admissions requirements, with the submission of an official transcript for review.
Current matriculated students who have completed at least one semester at Riverhead are eligible to receive the Referral Grant of a one-time free graduate credit for each first-time student referred. Referred students must indicate the current student's name on his/her application for admission, be officially accepted to a Riverhead degree program, and complete 3 credits with a grade of B or better. The Referral Grant may be combined with an existing scholarship, not to exceed tuition and fees.
Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships
RIVERHEAD PROVOST AWARD
This award is given to a limited number of students with exemplary credentials, including academic achievement, community involvement, and expressed dedication to the field of education. This award can cover up to full tuition. Students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average to continue receiving this award. Please contact the Office of Admissions for details.
SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ALUMNUS AWARD
This award is a 40% tuition discount scholarship awarded to SCCC graduates for the duration of their studies at Long Island University at Riverhead. Students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average to continue receiving this award.
RIVERHEAD TRANSFER EXCELLENCE AWARD
This award offers $11,000 per year to students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 to
3.75 from his/her prior degree-granting institution. Students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average to continue receiving this award.
RIVERHEAD TRANSFER SCHOLARS AWARD
This award offers $10,000 per year to students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 to 3.49 from his/her prior degree-granting institution. Students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average to continue receiving this award.
RIVERHEAD TRANSFER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award offers $9,000 per year to students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 to 3.24 from his/her prior degree-granting institution. Students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average to continue receiving this award.
RIVERHEAD STUDY GRANT
This grant will be awarded on the basis of academic potential, financial need and the availability of funds. This grant offers $8,000 per year to students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 to 2.99 from his/her associate degree-granting institution. Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average to continue receiving this grant.
Please Note: All students who receive a Long Island University at Riverhead scholarship must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If a FAFSA form is not on file, the student cannot receive the scholarship. FAFSA applications are online at www.fafsa.ed.gov . Applicants must include the federal code: 002751.
Veterans' Administration (VA)
Educational Benefits (GI Bill)
Veterans, Reservists and National Guard members are encouraged to take full advantage of the G.I. Bill Benefits. Application forms, information and assistance in applying for benefits are available at all VA offices. Forms can be downloaded from the Internet at www.gibill.va.gov or you can call 1-888-442-4551.
You must first complete an Application for VA Education Benefits (VA form 22-1990) which determines the type of education benefit you are eligible to receive. Upon the VA's receipt of this form, you will then receive a certificate of eligibility from the VA which verifies your entitlement to the specific benefit you selected. A copy of this certificate should be sent to your school's Financial Aid Office. Your school will, in turn, complete the Enrollment Certification form, confirming your attendance and registration, and submit it to the appropriate Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
TAP awards are granted to New York residents who are in full-time attendance (12 or more credits) in an undergraduate program. Application and renewal for TAP are made by completing the New York State Express TAP Application (ETA). This form will be mailed directly to students by New York State provided the FAFSA has been filed. Students can also complete "TAP on the Web" through the FAFSA online link.
TAP eligibility is based on New York State net taxable income levels. Further information can be obtained by contacting: HESC TAP Unit, 518-474-5642.
Federal Loan Assistance
FEDERAL WILLIAM D. FORD DIRECT LOAN PROGRAMS
-Subsidized and Unsubsidized
A Federal Direct Loan is a low-interest loan available to students enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester. These loans are made available through the U.S. Department of Education and are guaranteed by the federal government. Depending on the need of the student, as calculated by the Department of Education and Office of Financial Assistance, these loans are either made on a subsidized basis, where the government pays the interest during the enrollment period, or on an unsubsidized basis, where the student pays such interest.
Completing the FAFSA and submitting it to the federal processor is the first step in applying for the Federal Direct Loan. A completed FAFSA form should be mailed annually by March 1, to ensure disbursement in a timely fashion. First time Federal Direct Loan borrowers need to conduct an on-line entrance interview at www.dlssonline.com and complete an Electronic Master Promissory Note (e-MPN) at the following address: http://dlenote.ed.gov . Repeat annual Federal Direct Loan borrowers will not receive a new loan promissory note in most cases. The Direct Loan Master Promissory Note will be used to issue future loan disbursements for qualifying repeat eligible borrowers. Final determination of student loan eligibility is completed by the Federal Student Loan Origination Center once the Master Promissory Note and/or electronic data is received.
Loan Approval Notification
Upon loan approval, the Direct Loan Origination Center sends the student a Direct Student Loan Disclosure statement. This statement indicates the terms of the loan(s) approved.
Federal Loan Amount Limits
The Office of Financial Aid will determine your eligibility for this federal loan program. There are yearly limits, and they may vary. Annual limits may vary depending on a student's enrollment status, educational expense budget and financial need. Aggregate loan limits for both undergraduate and graduate borrowing may not exceed $138,500.
Interest Rate Provisions
Interest rates are variable and changes on July 1 of each year.
Repayment of the loan begins six months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half time. Origination fees are deducted from all loan proceeds. Interest on the Unsubsidized Direct Loan begins to accrue from the date of disbursement. Students have the option of paying this interest while they are enrolled in school to avoid capitalization. Additional information concerning repayment and loan deferment options may be obtained by calling the Direct Loan Origination Center at 1-800-848-0979.
ARE THERE OTHER SOURCES OF OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE I SHOULD INVESTIGATE?
Students are encouraged to consult with their employers, unions, fraternal lodges, religious organizations, and do an internet search to locate, determine eligibility, and hopefully secure additional private scholarships. Also available through the Internet is Fastweb, the Internet's largest free financial aid search. Log on to www.fastweb.com and follow the user-friendly instructions. You will be asked to enter information about yourself and when a scholarship matches your profile, an e-mail notification will be sent to your Fastweb mailbox. At that point you can apply for the scholarship by following the instructions.
HOW IS MY ELIGIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DETERMINED?
Upon receipt of your processed FAFSA information, a financial aid counselor will determine an academic year educational expense budget for each student based on the student's actual or anticipated enrollment status. Student educational expense budgets are designed to encompass an estimated total cost of education, which includes tuition and fees for a two semester period, books, supplies, personal and transportation expenses. It is best for students to check with the campus for current tuition and fees, as they are adjusted yearly.
HOW AM I NOTIFIED OF MY ELIGIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
Upon your acceptance and our receipt of your processed FAFSA information, the Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility to participate in the various financial aid programs. A financial aid award letter will be mailed to you shortly thereafter, listing appropriate scholarships and loans. Further instructions and requests for additional documentation (such as tax returns) will be included with the award letter or at subsequent dates.
Coordinator of Financial Aid
Director of Admissions