Special Programs


College Discovery (CD)

This is a special program established to provide comprehensive academic, financial, and social supports to assist capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college due to their educational and financial circumstances. Students are admitted without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, race, disability or creed.

That provides assistance in the form of counseling, tutoring, and financial aid to eligible students. It is limited to those who are admitted to the College as a College Discovery student.

Supplemental Financial Aid

The CD program awards supplemental financial assistance for educational expenses such as transportation, books, supplies, and college fees to students who are economically eligible to receive such additional aid.

CD Eligibility Requirements

If you are a talented and motivated individual whose academic record does not reflect your full potential, and you are from a low-income family, the CD or SEEK Program may be for you.

To be eligible for CD, you must:

  • be a legal resident of New York City for at least one year prior to entering college;

  • be a high school graduate or recipient of a state-approved equivalency diploma;

  • have a college admissions average of less than 80;

  • be a first year student; and

  • have a gross family income that meets the New York State guidelines.

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*For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $8,177.

*For the 2020-21 incoming class, the 2019 income poverty guidelines are to be used with the 2018 tax information (prior-prior) when selecting eligible students.

For additional information, you may contact the College Discovery Office at (718) 518-4486.

For up to date financial aid information, please visit the Hostos Community College Office of Financial Aid webpage at www.hostos.cuny.edu/ofa.