Financial Aid Information

At Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, Center for Workforce Development, we understand that applying for financial aid might seem a little bit over-whelming, especially if this is the first time you have applied.  We want to make the financing phase of your educational experience as stress-free as possible by assisting you every step of the way.  Therefore, we encourage you to meet individually with a member of our friendly staff in the Financial Aid Office.  We will explain what financial aid programs are available, walk you through the application process, and answer all of your questions.

Our goal is to ease the financing process so that you can concentrate on succeeding in your chosen career program.  We can be reached at 585-349-9100.  We look forward to meeting you and helping you to take advantage of all the assistance available to you.

This website will also help you learn more.  The pages linked below will provide you with a wealth of information about financial aid programs, explain the application process, and describe your rights and responsibilities.  If you are a “do-it-yourself” person, you can even follow the easy instructions to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line.  There are also some very useful tools to help students learn how to manage their personal budgets and finances.

We encourage all current and prospective students to read these pages and learn more, and to contact the Financial Aid Office at 585-349-9100 if you need assistance or have any questions.

Financial Aid Programs Available at the Center for Workforce Development:  This page gives basic information about each Federal Student Aid assistance program available to students at the Center for Workforce Development, along with helpful links to more detailed information from the U.S. Department of Education.


Current Monroe-2 BOCES, Center For Workforce Development students experiencing financial hardship due to the disruption of campus operations caused by COVID-19 who have completed a 2019/2020 FAFSA will be given a one-time emergency grant available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Eligible grant assistance covers expenses incurred due to the disruption of campus operations from COVID-19, including housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare. Learn more:

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Veterans Educational Benefits Programs:  Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services may be eligible for educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This page provides a link to the VA’s on-line application portal.

Rights and Responsibilities of Federal Student Financial Aid Recipients:  Students who apply for financial aid (and the schools that administer the aid programs) are subject to a number of “rules”. Students also have certain rights, including the right to most of the information on this website. This page highlights the student’s rights and responsibilities, and provides links to find more detailed information.

How to Apply for Federal Student Financial Aid:  This page explains the application process for student financial aid, and gives step-by-step instructions for completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid on-line. Why not get started today?

Student Loan Process and Requirements:  If you are using student loans, there are certain electronic processes and documents you must file in order to comply with federal regulations. This page explains these processes and provides links to the appropriate federal websites.

Income Tax Credits for School Costs:  Many students and parents are unaware of the U.S. federal income tax credits available to help families offset the cost of higher education. These tax breaks are only available to filers of U.S. Income Tax Returns, but they can go a long way to offset tuition costs for middle-income families.

Cost of Attendance and Net Price Calculator:  Every college student (and parent of a college student) worries about costs.  Although a Center for Workforce Development education is affordable for most everyone, it is important to understand the breadth of college costs, and to make a financial plan. This page contains information about costs and to access an on-line estimator program for costs and financial aid.

Withdrawal, Leave of Absence, Tuition Refund, and Return to Title IV (R2T4):In the unlikely event a student needs to terminate his/her education at the Center for Workforce Development, the student may be entitled to a full or partial refund of tuition, fees and other costs for the semester. Also, students who withdraw may lose eligibility for all or part of the financial aid already awarded to them, and that financial aid may need to be returned to the financial aid programs (Title IV) by the school and/or by the student.

Financial Training for Students: Financing a college education is one thing… but having real financial skills to manage your personal finances, credit score, and family budget throughout your lifetime is another thing entirely. The Center for Workforce Development students and alumni can access a wealth of information about personal financial management through this page.

The Center for Workforce Development (Catalog): Contains detailed information about the school and our academic programs. The catalog is available online as a downloadable pdf document, and paper copies are also available from the Admissions Office. New Catalog coming Fall of 2020!