Several states offer need-based and/or merit grants to CIA students
who are residents of these states. While information for some states is
listed below, students should contact their state education departments
to determine availability and eligibility. Most states require students
to complete the Federal Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA)
in order to qualify for their programs. Due to vairing state aid
deadlines and to ensure full eligibility in all aid sources, we
recommend you file the FAFSA each year as soon after January 1 as
New York’s largest grant program is The Tuition
Assistance Program (TAP). TAP helps eligible New York residents
attending in-state postsecondary institutions pay for tuition. Before
you begin your TAP application, you must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
For other New York Grants and Scholarships you may be eligible for, please go to the New York State Higher Education website.
Residents of California enrolled at the CIA at
Greystone campus are eligible for the Cal Grant. To be considered, you
must complete your FAFSA by March 2 of the year you will enter the program. For more information, visit the California Student Aid Commission website.
TexasResidents of Texas who are enrolling at our San Antonio campus can find more information about available state aid at the College For All Texans website.
Vocational RehabilitationIf you have a disability, you may
be offered assistance by your state’s Department of Vocational
Rehabilitation, depending on the state’s criteria. If you are offered
financial assistance through this program, please have your
rehabilitation counselor contact the CIA’s Student Financial & Registration Services Office.