Grants and Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are additional sources of financial aid that you do not have to pay back. 

Grants are money that doesn't have to be repaid and is usually based on financial need.  They are available from federal and  New York State governments. To Apply you need to file a FAFSA at and a TAP application to receive New York State Aid.

There are a number of federal grants that are automatically awarded to students who submit a FAFSA. 

Federal Grants

Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant program is a need-based entitlement program available to students pursuing their first undergraduate degree. To be eligible, students must be enrolled for at least three credits and demonstrate financial need. Amounts awarded can change yearly. For the 2015–16 award year (July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016), the maximum award is $5,775. The amount you get, though, will depend on

  • your financial need,
  • your cost of attendance,
  • your status as a full-time or part-time student, and
  • your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. 


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate extraordinary financial need relative to other applicants at the institution, with priority given to Pell Grant recipients. Awards are based on availability of funds and are granted at the discretion of the institution. FSEOG awards at Touro College range between $100 and $500 per academic year.

Touro College Grants & Scholarships

International Student Grants
International Student Grants are awarded to international students based on class standing and full-time status (12-18 credits). Because the awards are not granted automatically, interested students are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office or with the Office of the Bursar.

Presidential Scholarships
The Presidential Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and community service potential, and to a lesser extent, on financial need. Awards generally range between $500 and $2,000 per academic year.

All applicants to the College are automatically considered for this scholarship. No special application or form need be completed.

Touro Grants
Touro Grants are awarded to full- and part-time students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing. Summer grants total $800, and fall/spring awards total $1,800 per semester.

Touro Grants do not cover additional tuition charges for students enrolled for more than 18 credits per semester.

Touro Merit Scholarships
The Touro Merit Scholarships are awarded to students with a 3.4 GPA or higher who have demonstrated financial need. Awards vary between $500-$2,500 per academic year. They can only be applied toward direct college fees.

Additional Grants and Scholarships

Many sources of financial aid are not offered directly by Touro College.

Contact the Financial Aid Office to learn more about:

  • N.Y.S. Health Service Corps Scholarships
  • Officer of Vocational Rehabilitation Grant