Federal financial aid is now available to students seeking to enter Cazenovia College’s Pre-employment Phase I Police Academy training program and its Substance Use Disorder Certificate program.

The same levels of federal financial aid and the same sources of educational funding typically available to undergraduate college students now apply to these two programs, notes Nick Kordek, director of financial aid/director of enrollment services.

Those interested can apply for financial aid through the traditional Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. Once the College receives the form, it is reviewed for the student’s eligibility for Pell grants and federal loans, then award decisions are made.

Students registering for the Police Academy and Substance Use Disorder Certificate programs who are eligible for Pell grants can qualify for up to the maximum amount of $6,495 annually.


Police Academy Training

The Pre-Employment Phase I Police Academy training program is designed for current civilian or non-sworn personnel throughout New York State who are interested in entering the law enforcement field as police officers in the State. Its part-time, nine-month format permits students to undertake the training without leaving their current employment.

Program information and an overview of academy requirements is available on the College website at: www.cazenovia.edu/police. Information sessions are held the first Thursday of every month.


Substance Use Disorder Certificate

Cazenovia College is approved to offer the 350 clock hours of the education and training requirement for CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) training through its Substance Use Disorder Certificate counseling program, for which students earn college academic credit. Coursework can be completed entirely online, on campus, or a combination of both methods. Successful completion of the courses required for the Substance Use Disorder Certificate allows students to meet the education and training requirements for the CASAC-T application in New York State.

Additional details about the CASAC program are available at: https://www.cazenovia.edu/academics/programs/casac-t-350-hour-certifica….

More information about financial aid is available from the College’s Enrollment Services Office at (315) 655-7888, or through the College’s Center for Continuing Education at (315) 655-7222.