Adult students who are seeking enrollment or who are currently enrolled in CV-TEC have a variety of financial aid opportunities available to them. Depending upon eligibility, students may qualify for one or more of the following financial aid options. Financial aid is available to help assist in the cost of attending CV-TEC Programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at 518-957-2245.
The following forms of payment are accepted: Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Visa, Master Card & Discover
Sallie Mae Career Training Smart Options Loan:
Students may be eligible to borrow up to 100% of program costs. Payments begin 30 days after disbursement of funds. Interest rates are low and based on your credit rating. All applications are submitted online. Must be at least 18 years old to apply. Information to apply:
Federal Financial Aid: (LPN Program Only)
The LPN Program is eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. In order to apply for Federal Financial Aid you must:
Federal Pell Grant: Students seeking Federal Financial Aid may qualify for a Pell Grant. Pell Grants are based on demonstrated need and require the applicant to complete a “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” or FAFSA form. The maximum Pell award for a full time student during the 2023-2024 school year will be $9,531. To complete a FAFSA form, simply go to the FAFSA website at https://studentaid.gov/. Applicants will need a copy of their 2021 Federal Tax Return and CV-TEC’s school code (015050).
Important: In order to receive Pell funds or a Federal Direct Student Loan, you MUST complete the FAFSA process.
Federal Direct Student Loans: Since the amounts of Pell Grant awards are limited, students may seek to cover remaining educational charges by applying for Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Federal Unsubsidized Student Loans.
Steps to apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan include:
Generally speaking, full day independent students may borrow a maximum of $12,533 for the full year. Full day dependent students may borrow a maximum of $7,377. Students are asked to call the Financial Aid Office, or to refer to their Award Letter for exact loan amounts that you are eligible to borrow.
Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) Loans
For dependent students who need additional assistance, Direct PLUS (Parent) Loans are available. Direct PLUS (Parent) Loans are credit based and repayment starts once the loan has been fully disbursed. To apply for Direct PLUS (Parent) Loan:
Please Note: If a Direct PLUS (Parent) Loan is denied, the student will be eligible to increase their unsubsidized student loan amount. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Other Sources of Financial Aid
One Work Source
Job Training/Re-Training funds available through:
Vocational Education for Individuals with Disabilities (ACCES-VR):
Training Grants/EPE/SNAP: Contact CV-TEC’s HSE Program. Call 518-561-0430 Ext. 3088
Veteran’s tuition assistance is available to qualified applicants. Applications and information are available through the Veteran’s Office in Plattsburgh, NY or by calling 518-565-4720.
School District Waiver of Tuition (full or part) for Veteran District Residents, see your school district office (area districts may cover 60% – 100% tuition).
CV-TEC is compliant with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e).
For more information, call Mr. Chris Chaffin in the CV-TEC Financial Aid Office at: (518) 561-0100 x245 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 6/30/2023