Student Services Information

Student Orientation

Student Orientation

At the beginning of each term, we offer new and continuing students the opportunity to learn more about the services offered at Baruch College through our advisement and orientation sessions. During these sessions, students learn what to expect while attending courses within Baruch CAPS, as well as learning about our policies and procedures and finding out where to go for further assistance.

Student Services Advisors

Our student services advisors serve as your primary contact at Baruch College. If you have any questions or concerns, need a referral, or have other unresolved issues, you are encouraged to seek assistance from our student service advisors. Student service advisors offices are located in the Newman Vertical Campus Building at 55 Lexington Avenue in Room 1-116.

Student Survey

The student services department sends out an annual survey to current students and alumni to gain a better understanding of the student experience within Baruch CAPS. We use this information to tailor our programming and services to better meet your needs.

Student Resources

Student Resources

Our campus offers a variety of resources for our students.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

If you wish to inquire about disability services and accommodations for students with disabilities enrolled in Baruch’s Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) Division, call the CAPS office at 646-312-5000 to discuss your individual needs. Requests for accommodations must be accompanied by documentation of disability. Please submit requests and documentation in advance of the class start date to ensure that reasonable accommodation requests can be processed in a timely manner.

Student ID Center

To obtain a Baruch College CUNY ID Card, fully paid and registered students must present a receipt issued by our office to the Baruch College ID Center. The online registration confirmation is NOT accepted as proof of payment by the ID Center.The ID Center is located in the Newman Library Building at 151 East 25th Street in Room 133.

Baruch College Bookstore

The College bookstore is located on the first floor (Room 1-191) of the Newman Vertical Campus (55 Lexington Avenue, corner of East 24th Street). You can reach the bookstore by phone at 646-312-4850. The bookstore sells required textbooks, stationery, athletic supplies, and other articles for students. Bookstore Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm, Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm,Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Health Services

CAPS has partnered with Baruch College Health Center (an affiliate of Continuum Health Services, a division of Beth Israel Hospital) to provide our certificate learners with primary medical assistance.

The Newman Library

The Newman Library is located on the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth floors of the Information and Technology Building at 151 East 25th Street.

The library has book and periodical collections of approximately 400,000 volumes. In addition, more than 4,000 current periodical titles are available. More than 2 million items in micro formats, as well as selected federal, state, and local documents, are also among its holdings.

The library is open every day for quiet study from 7:00am until midnight. Hours for reference and access services vary. Current hours are posted in the library and may be obtained by calling 646-312-5000. http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/index.php

Please note that Baruch CAPS students may use library resources but are not permitted to check out books.

Campus Map

Campus Map and Directions

To contact Baruch call (646) 312-1000

One Bernard Baruch Way
(55 Lexington Ave at 24th St)
New York, NY 10010

Baruch College is located in the Park Avenue South area of Manhattan, in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic financial and cultural centers.

Baruch is close to many subway lines, Penn Station, and Grand Central Terminal, making it a convenient commute from areas throughout the five boroughs; the suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Long Island; and New Jersey and Connecticut. Several bus lines also run near the College.

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Map Key
A-    The Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue (at 23rd St)
B-    The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus
One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington Avenue)
C-    Newman Hall
137 East 22nd Street
D-    Administrative Building
135 East 22nd Street
H-    Information and Technology Building
151 East 25th Street
J-    137 East 25th Street

 

Directions Within Manhattan:
By Subway*
#6 to 23 St. (north exits to 24th & Park Av. So.);
N, R to 23 St. (at Broadway);
F, M, PATH to 23 St. (at 6th Ave.);
#1 to 23 St. (at 7th Ave.);
C, E to 23 St. (at 8th Ave.);

By Bus*
M23 crosstown bus via 23rd St.; buses via Lexington or 3rd Av. or Madison Av

*Current transit info & maps available at http://mta.info

Parking Garages near Baruch College
Call to confirm hours and availability

330 Parking Corp.
(Between 24th & 25th Street)
330 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10010 (212) 696-0056
Charles Parking
(Between 3rd & Lexington)
200 East 26th Street  New York, NY 10010  (212) 751-1080

East 26-29 Garage Corp.
(26th Street)
462-490 Second Avenue  New York, NY 10010  (212) 252-8038

R.O.F.R.E Corp.
(Between 2nd & 3rd)
242 East 25th Street  New York, NY 10010  (212) 779-2966

Quik Park
(Between 23rd & 24th Street)
23-24 Second Avenue  New York, NY 10010  (212) 683-4009

Penny Lane Car Park
(Between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
215 East 24th Street  New York, NY 10010  (212) 996-6363

Lexus Parking
(Between Lexington & Park)
111 East 24th Street  New York, NY 10010  No Telephone

Hertz Corp.
(Between 3rd& Lexington)
150 East 24th Street  New York, NY 10010  (212) 486-5912

Refer a Friend

Student Referral Incentive

Baruch CAPS invites current and former students to refer friends or family members to study in one of our certificate programs. If someone you refer enrolls, Baruch CAPS will show its appreciation by giving you an award of $25.

Referral incentive program guidelines:
• There is no limit to the number of new students you may refer to CAPS.
• Baruch CAPS will pay $25 for each newly referred student who has enrolled and paid tuition in full for a Baruch CAPS certificate or full-time program within one year from the date of submission of the incentive referral form.
• Only one person will receive the $25 incentive fee for each newly enrolled student, based upon completion and submission of the application, on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date and time recorded on the form.
• Duplicate referrals of the same new student will not be eligible.
• The form may be submitted via email to: caps@baruch.cuny.edu

Let us hear from you – and help your family and friends connect with Baruch College Division of Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS).

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND FUNDING

When planning to attend a continuing studies course or program, an important consideration is the cost which may include tuition, fees, books, supplies, travel and living expenses.

At Baruch CAPS, we offer various financial assistance options to help students afford tuition such as scholarship opportunities, student loans, and voucher programs for select academic programs.

SCHOLARSHIP & GRANT OPPORTUNITIES:

Helena Rubinstein Continuing Education Scholarship Fund for Career Advancement

This scholarship fund, which is generously supported by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, is the first such program at CUNY that is just for individuals enrolling in continuing education programs. It is open to individuals who seek to advance their careers through education and training, and who do not have access to other sources of funding that can pay for tuition and fees. Scholarship applicants may also be individuals who are unemployed or seeking a career change.

Certificate Program Scholarship

  • Covers up to 90% of tuition for full certificate programs
  • Scholarship package includes invitation to special events for scholarship recipients and access to resources, such as webinars, career maps, and other support services
  • Awarded to up to 10 Continuing Education students at CUNY each year
  • Awards are made for programs that prepare individuals for jobs where there are currently open positions, and/or where it is projected there will be open positions in the near future Single Course Scholarship
  • Covers up to 90% of tuition for one course

 

These scholarships are intended to support career advancement for individuals. While exceptions may be made, particularly for those educated in other countries, scholarship awards are not generally given to those who have earned more than 60 college credits and/or an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Scholarships are paid directly to the college where the student is enrolled. Scholarships do not cover the costs of books, materials,equipment or other course-related expenses.

You may download the Scholarship application form here. Or you may apply online here. For online applications you will also need this supplemental form.

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.
For more information, please visit: foundationcenter.org

Outside Scholarships

In some circumstances, Baruch College may accept scholarships, grants, or vouchers from outside or independent organizations as a form of tuition payment. Please call 646-312-5000 for details.

VOUCHER PROGRAMS


Workforce New York

New York State has a vision of a highly skilled workforce, prepared by a system that readily connects businesses and job seekers and fosters economic growth.The Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions oversees the implementation and development of New York’s workforce development system and administers programs that have businesses and job seekers as primary customers.

Their website provides information to businesses, workers and job seekers that will enable them to access and better understand the system.It also provides access to information, technical assistance, resources and funding opportunities that will enable local workforce investment area staff, one-stop partners and other workforce professionals to help build a better workforce development system.

WorkforceNY vouchers are accepted by the Baruch College CAPS department primarily for courses and programs provided by the Newman Real Estate Institute. For more information on available real estate programs, please call 646-660-6961/6963. For more information on available vouchers, please visit: www.workforcenewyork.org or www.labor.state.ny.us/etp/default.asp for information on the NYS Department of Labor.

Department of Veterans Affairs 

The VA offers Educational Assistance program provides vouchers for education and training opportunities to eligible veterans. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. For more information, please visit: www.va.gov

• New Start Fund: www.fegs.org or email newstartfund@fegs.org
• NY State EIP: www.tsg.suny.edu
• Consortium for Workers Education: www.cwe.org
• SEEDCO: www.seedco.org

Employer Vouchers 

In some circumstances, BaruchCollege may accept employer vouchers as a form of tuition payment. Please call 646-312-5000 for details.

STUDENT LOANS 

Students have the right to borrow from any lender they choose. The choice of a lender is ultimately your decision.

Here are some things to consider as you review possible lenders for both federal and private loans:

• The interest rate of the loan
• The repayment schedule and monthly amounts
• How long is the total repayment period
• The total amount that you will have to repay over the life of the loan
• Penalties for missing monthly payments
• Options for loan consolidation

Payment Plans
Our division offers payment plan opportunities to students enrolled in our full-time English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Payment plans are not available for part-time students. Please call 646-312-5000 for more details.

IRS EDUCATION CREDITS

If you are eligible, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) allows you to apply for education credits for yourself and your family.

The Hope Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit are education credits you can subtract in full from your Federal income tax, not just from your taxable income. Use Form 8863 to claim either of these credits.

IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education, provides more information regarding eligibility and instructions. Contact the IRS at 1-800-TAX-FORM (829-3676) or visit their web site at www.IRS.gov and search for “education credits” for more details.