Information for Students
Academic Support in basic skills (Reading, Writing, Mathematics) and college-level courses is offered to students throughout their course of study. These services are provided by the SEEK Academic Support Center. Individual and group sessions, can be scheduled by making an appointment in person, by phone or online.
A wide range of counseling services are available to SEEK students. During freshman orientation, students are assigned a counselor who provides personal counseling and information on program and college services, regulations and resources. Counselors advise students to make informed decisions about their goals and assist them to make corresponding choices about courses and majors.
Students who apply to the SEEK Program must also file for the Pell Grant and TAP. SEEK students have a designated Financial Aid advisor who is always willing to assist students and answer their questions.
If students prove the need for assistance under federal financial aid guidelines, they may be eligible for funds to cover the student activity fee and the cost of books; and may be granted a stipend (a fixed allowance that helps pay for educational expenses other than tuition).
Federal Pell Grant
This federal entitlement program was instituted to help undergraduate matriculated students meet the cost of their education. Applicants must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA application for the corresponding academic year (as well as submit any additional information/documentation subsequently requested in order to determine economic eligibility). Students must complete a FAFSA application (www.fafsa.ed.gov) each year they would like to determine eligibility for the Pell Grant.
TAP (Tuition Assistance Program)
This New York State tuition grant program is available to full-time matriculated students who have been legal residents of New York State for at least one year. Awards, which range every semester, vary according to financial ability and may be used solely to pay the cost of tuition. Applicants applying as independent students must meet special requirements. SEEK students are eligible for ten semesters of assistance.
The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Department
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
432 Haaren Hall, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019