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.
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 646-956-1692 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 646-956-1692. 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 and Directions
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.
Directions Within Manhattan:
*Current transit info & maps available at http://mta.info
#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.)
M23 crosstown bus via 23rd St.; buses via Lexington or 3rd Av. or Madison Av
Parking Garages near Baruch College
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:
Let us hear from you – and help your family and friends connect with Baruch College Division of Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS).
Financial AidFINANCIAL 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 apply online by clicking here.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 grant makers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Its audiences include grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grant makers 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
In some circumstances, Baruch College may accept scholarships, grants, or vouchers from outside or independent organizations as a form of tuition payment. Please call 646-956-1692 for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 646-956-1692 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 646-956-1692 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.