Financial Aid

Detailed information on Trocaire College's financial aid department

Department of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to helping students and parents obtain the financial aid necessary to pay for a college education at Trocaire College. More than 90% of Trocaire College students receive some form of financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. This section is designed to help you with the financial aid process.

Financial Aid/Student Accounts Sign-in FormPlease complete the Sign-in Form below WHEN YOU ARRIVE at our office to be assisted by a representative.


Important Information RE: CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Student Aid


On March 26, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide immediate relief to Americans impacted by COVID-19. As part of this legislation, institutions of higher education have been granted funding to provide students with emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

$573,627 has been allocated to Trocaire College for student emergency relief through the CARES Act. Trocaire has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form necessary to access the funds, and intends to use 100% of these funds to provide emergency grants to students, within one year of the application date. Funds may only be provided for student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. 1006 Trocaire students meet the Federal criteria for Title IV eligibility.


Trocaire College has followed the Federal Eligibility requirements and awarded CARES Act dollars to: Title IV eligible, US Citizens in seated programs, enrolled for the entire semester.  Students in the BSN Program, Canadian Students, and students that withdrew completely after February 26, 2020 have received funding from the Trocaire College Emergency Relief Fund.  No application was necessary and funds were distributed directly to students.  Each student received a one-time disbursement of $450 And students were notified by email.


Trocaire College is accepting COVID-19 related economic hardship appeals from students that self-identify via an on-line application under the heading “Appeal for Additional Financial Aid” through November 15, 2020. Applications are reviewed by the Director of Financial Aid and Student Accounts.  Students that meet the following criteria are awarded a one-time disbursement of $2,000 for the fall 2020 semester.  Funds are disbursed directly to the students and students are notified by email.  Students who received the initial $450 CARES Act disbursement are eligible to receive the CARES Act Appeal Funds.

Requirements to receive the CARES Act Appeal Funds:

  • US Citizens
  • Title IV Eligible
  • Enrolled in a seated program for the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters
  • Documentation of direct economic hardship caused by COVID-19

As of October 16, 2020 Trocaire has distributed:

  • $484,700 in CARES Act Funds to 1006 students.
    • $452,700 Initial Disbursements of $450 to 1006 students
    • $32,000  Appeal Disbursements of $2,000 to 16 students
  • $57,150 in Trocaire College Emergency Relief Funds to 127 students.

Appeal for Additional Financial Aid

If you have experienced a financial hardship and wish to appeal for additional financial aid, please complete the fillable form below, print or save it, then submit it with your supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office. A Financial Aid representative will contact you if additional information is required and/or when your request has been reviewed.

Financial Aid Appeal Form

Meet Your Financial Aid Team

Sean hudson Sean Hudson  Director of Financial Aid   716.827.2567
Patrick Swan  


Patrick Swan



Financial Aid Advisor



716.827.2404 (C-F)





Julie Smith




Financial Aid Advisor




716.827.2416 (A-B, H-O)



Terry Adamczyk 



Financial Aid Advisor



716.827.2426 (G, P-Z)










Office Hours

Monday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Types Of Financial Aid

In general, there are four types of financial aid assistance:

  1. Grants
  2. Loans
  3. Work Study
  4. Scholarships

Click on a link above to learn about each type of financial assistance. Once you have completed the financial aid process, you will receive an award letter detailing the aid you are eligible to receive based on program eligibility requirements. Your award letter will also provide instructions on accepting and/or declining your award funding through the Trocaire Student Portal. You must accept or decline your award by the deadline. Failure to accept aid by the stated deadline may result in the loss of some types of financial aid.

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