Scholarships And Award Programs

NYCC students receive more than 500 scholarship awards each year, totaling almost three-quarters of a million dollars. Students can receive awards directly from the College, as well as via several private scholarships established by individual donors, alumni, chiropractic organizations and foundations.

Scholarships for new incoming Doctor of Chiropractic students include the NYCC Merit Scholarship, Chiropractic Legacy Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship. These non-renewable awards are applied in equal installments for the first two trimesters of enrollment upon the receipt of all official transcripts.

Continuing students also have the opportunity to be awarded a variety of scholarships. Award amounts and criteria for eligibility vary.

NYCC MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Incoming Doctor of Chiropractic students who have maintained exemplary academic performance prior to enrollment at NYCC with GPAs between 3.0 and 3.49 are eligible to receive a Merit Scholarship of $1,500.

NYCC HIGH MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Incoming Doctor of Chiropractic students who have maintained exemplary academic performance prior to enrollment at NYCC with GPAs between 3.5 and 4.0 are eligible to receive a Merit Scholarship of $2,500.

CHIROPRACTIC LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS
 Incoming Doctor of Chiropractic students who are carrying on their family chiropractic tradition and are immediate family members (e.g. spouse, parent, grandparent, brother/sister or child) of a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic may be eligible for a potential scholarship value of up to $2,500.
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
This competitive award for incoming Doctor of Chiropractic students is based on a completed application and essay submission. Scholarship amounts vary.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Awarded to enrolled D.C. students in each class, trimesters 2-10, this scholarship has a value of $300-$500 per trimester.

NYCC INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
This competitive, essay-based scholarship is awarded to non-U.S. citizens in trimester 2 or higher who have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0. This annual scholarship awards multiple recipients up to $1500.

NYCC EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY AWARDS
These multiple, competitive awards go to enrolled D.C. students maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0; financial need and a submitted essay are considered. Scholarship value is up to $1500.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
A variety of additional scholarships and grants opportunities --- made possible through the support of NYCC alumni and various professional organizations --- are available to NYCC students, depending on program and applicable criteria:

  • Kenneth W. Padgett/Alumni Scholarship
  • American Specialty Health
  • Don and Kay Allen International Scholarship
  • International Chiropractors Association Auxiliary Scholarship
  • Chiropractic Education Foundation of New York Scholarship
  • New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association Scholarship
  • Dr. Marvin B. Sosnik Scholarship
  • Dr. Jack DiBenedetto Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. George I. and Frances E. Koenig Scholarship
  • American Black Chiropractic Association
  • Standard Process Scholarship Program
  • Garden State Chiropractic Society Scholarship
  • American Specialty Health
  • World Olympians Association
  • Dr. Herbert Law Memorial Scholarship
  • Council of New Jersey Chiropractors Scholarship

Award amounts and criteria for eligibility vary. Contact the NYCC Financial Aid Office for more information.

Student Employment

Student employment is another financial option to help cover the cost of your education. NYCC offers a variety of on-campus employment opportunities for students who qualify. Our off-campus community also offers opportunities for students to work in the surrounding area.

Applicable to Program Annual Award Eligibility Applications
U.S. D.C.
Students
Federal Work-Study (on-campus) Varies based on workload and position requirements Financial need FAFSA, Work Study Application
U.S. and International D.C.
Students
Residence Life Staff (on-campus) On-campus housing costs Application process Contact Office of Student Engagement & Residence Life
U.S. and International D.C.
Students
Part-time employment (on-campus) Varies based on work requirements Application process Contact department supervisor
U.S. D.C.
Students
Off-campus employment Varies based position Application process Contact local employers

Loan Programs

NYCC participates in all of the U.S. Department of Education's Direct Loan programs. Eligible students needing to borrow funds are strongly encouraged to secure funding through these programs first. The Direct Loan programs have unique deferment, repayment and loan forgiveness options that other student loan programs do not.

If you have questions concerning the terms of these loans, visit the U.S. Department of Education's Student Loan website, review the Master Promissory Note (MPN), or contact the NYCC Financial Aid Office at 1-800-234-6922 ext. 3063 or financialaid@nycc.edu.

Applicable to Program Academic Year Interest Rate Eligibility Applications
U.S. Students Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan May be awarded up to $33,000, less other aid Variable/Fixed Financial need FAFSA and MPN
U.S. Students Federal Grad Plus May be awarded up to cost of attendance less other aid Variable/Fixed Credit worthy FAFSA and MPN
U.S. and International Students Private Loans Amounts vary Varies by loan program Varies by loan program Contact the Financial Aid Office for information
International Students Government & Provincial Aid Amounts vary Varies by Province & program Application process Contact the Financial Aid Office for information

NYCC’s most recent cohort default rate on U.S. federal student loans (released by the U.S. Department of Education in Sept. 2019) is only 1.1% -- significantly lower than the national average.

NYCC student loan default rate 1.1% compared to the average of 10.1%