Scholarships & Grants

  • Other Funding Sources

    Students are encouraged to investigate other grants available through the New York State Office of Vocational & Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), Veterans Administration, Training Readjustment Act, Social Security Administration, private clubs, charitable organizations and foundations. The Financial Aid Office and counselors can be of assistance in this area.

  • ECC Foundation Scholarships

    The Foundation has a comprehensive listing of scholarships which are available to incoming and current ECC students. For more information, please visit the The Foundation or contact us at (716) 851-1990.

  • Scholarships and Grant Opportunities

    Fireman's Association of the State of (FASNY) New York Higher Education Learning Plan

    Under FASNY HELP, student-volunteers are eligible to have up to 100% of their tuition reimbursed in exchange for maintaining their grades and fulfilling defined service requirements. They must also be a "member in good standing" in one of New York's volunteer fire companies during both their school years and service payback period. Contact your fire chief or fire company president to apply for the FASNY Grant. For more information, please contact Tom Chmielowiec, Transition Programs, at or by calling (716) 851-1589.

    New York State Aid to Native Americans

    The NYS Aid to Native Americans provides aid to enrolled members of tribes listed on the official roll of New York State tribes or to the child of an enrolled member of a New York State tribe for study in New York State. Enrolled members of a New York State tribe and their children who are attending, or planning to attend, a college in New York State and are New York State residents are eligible for the program. There is no qualifying examination and awards are available for 2, 4 or 5-year programs.

    Say Yes to Education

    Say Yes Buffalo Scholarships are locally funded by private individuals, families, businesses and organizations to motivate students to graduate from high school and go on to college. The Say Yes Buffalo Tuition Scholarship to SUNY/CUNY schools is available to all Say Yes eligible students, regardless of family income. Tuition Scholarships to private institutions are also available. Say Yes Buffalo has recruited an unprecedented network of nearly 100 higher education institutions to participate in a Higher Education Compact. Most Higher Education Compact private colleges guarantee a full Tuition Scholarship to students from families with incomes of less than $75,000.

    Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

    The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is a public charity holding more than 750 different charitable funds, large and small, established by individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and businesses to benefit Western New York. Eligibility for scholarships is restricted to current residents of the eight counties of Western New York. Students must have been admitted to a nonprofit, U.S. Department of Education accredited school in the United States for full-time study at the undergraduate level. Students who attend college outside Western New York remain eligible if they maintain a permanent residence in Western New York. In addition, Pell eligible applicants attending school within the eight counties of Western New York will be given strong preference in the award decision process.

  • Need Help?

    Financial Aid - Visit Us at:

    City Campus
    Student Support Center - Room O102A
    45 Oak Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    M-F9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    North Campus
    Spring Student Center - Room S201
    6205 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    M-F8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    South Campus
    Building 5 - Room 5206
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    M-F8 a.m. - 4 p.m.