State Financial Aid Programs

State Grants

Several states offer need-based and/or merit-based grants to CIA students who are residents of participating states. Students should contact their state education departments to determine availability, eligibility, and application procedures.

New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Students who are New York State residents and are attending the Hyde Park, NY campus may qualify for TAP. When completing the FAFSA online, residents of New York will be directed to the "TAP on the Web" site. This step must be followed to determine eligibility for TAP (Tuition Assistance Program), the New York State grant. To learn more, students should visit and watch this video.

Cal Grant

Residents of California enrolled at the CIA at Greystone may be eligible for this grant. To be considered, students must complete their FAFSA ( by March 2 of the year they will enter the program. To learn more, students should visit and view this video.

Cal Grant B and Cal Grant C recipients may elect to receive the full disbursement of their "Access" or "Books and Supplies" awards to use towards educational expenses or applied to any outstanding balances on the student's account. By choosing the first option, Cal Grant B and Cal Grant C recipients are responsible for resolving any account balances with the institution. Please see a student financial planner for more information.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Depending on the state's criteria, students who have a disability may be offered assistance by their state's Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. Students who are offered financial assistance through this program should have their rehabilitation counselor contact the CIA's Student Financial and Registration Services Office.