Other Financial Aid Avenues
The College does not participate in the federally sponsored college work-study program but does employ a limited number of students in the library, photography department, and other areas of the College. Inquiry should be made in these areas or to the College administration.
College Placement Office
The Placement Office lists job openings for both current students and graduates of the College, through ongoing contacts with business, industry, and community organizations. It also provides students with advice about job search strategies, résumé preparation, and interviewing techniques. These services are also available to students interested in working part-time while completing their studies at the College.
Veterans Administration Benefits
Educational assistance is available to U.S. veterans under the following programs: Chapter 30-Montgomery G.I.® Bill Active Duty Educational Assistance Program; Chapter 31-Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation; Chapter 32-Contributory Education Assistance Program (Post-Vietnam Veterans), Chapter 34-Vietnam-Era G.I.® Bill, Chapter 35-Survivors and Dependents Education; Chapter 1606-Selective Reserves; Chapter 1607-REAP.
Eligibility for these programs is determined by the Veterans Administration and students are advised to make their initial application for such benefits well before their first semester of study. Students must be matriculated in a program, must maintain good academic standing, and must be making reasonable progress toward completion of the program’s requirements. Under these programs, the matriculated student registers and pays for courses each semester; the College certifies the student’s enrollment to the VA, which then pays the appropriate benefits to the student.
Scholarships and Local Awards
Parental employers, civic organizations, and other corporations are important sources of scholarship aid. The Director of Guidance at a local high school can often provide detailed information concerning these sources. In addition, various companies provide awards to Paier students for outstanding achievement. Examples are awards by the Society of Illustrators, The Salmagundi Club of NYC, Hallmark, Southern Connecticut Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Design Association, and BT Office Products & Herman Miller Interior Design Scholarship. Announcements of competition for these awards are made during the academic year.
Tracy Lynn Skeffington Memorial Scholarship
In loving memory of Paier College Grad Tracy Frillici Skeffington. This Scholarship fund for Paier College has been dedicated in her name.
Scholarship proceeds have been awarded since Fall 2005. The Recipient will be a student in the Graphic Design Program.
For more information please contact Paul Skeffington.
Contributions can be made directly to
The Tracy Skeffington Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o CT Community Foundation
81 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
The Joseph Funaro Memorial Scholarship
A Scholarship granted in memory of Joseph Funaro, who taught at Paier from 1964–2006, for excellence in the area of figurative study to a third year student who exhibits the high standards in which Joseph Funaro always maintained.