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In addition to the grants available through the State and Federal Financial Aid programs, students may be eligible for assistance from Suffolk County programs as listed below.

Suffolk Educational Program for Retention in the Voluntary Emergency Services (SERVES)

SERVES provides student/volunteers full scholarship funding to all those members in "Good Standing" in the Suffolk County Volunteer Fire or Emergency Medical Service and have not attained an Associate Degree (or 80 lifetime equivalent earned college credits) who commit to a length of service (based upon a sliding scale of credits earned) within their volunteer agency.

SERVES has an application deadline of October 1st for the fall semester and February 1st for the spring semester. SERVES will only pay tuition costs after any other potential grant/scholarship funding is awarded.

All student/volunteers MUST be registered at Suffolk County Community College no later than May 1st and complete a standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA) to document gross tuition expense less any federal (i.e., Pell) or state (i.e., TAP) grant awards.

SERVES will award funds for full-time or part-time matriculated student/volunteers for spring and fall semesters only.

Students will be reimbursed based on grade point average (GPA) at the end of each term. For additional information visit: