The Catalyst Program by ϲ

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Complete Support for a Bright Future

Sometimes all you need to create meaningful change are the right elements and a spark.

The Catalyst Program by ϲ is a revolutionary initiative meant to jumpstart students’ college careers. With a combination of our institution's know how, additional financial supports, and the power of 360 degree mentoring, our students are set up for maximum success both during their time at Mercy and beyond.

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More Than Just Financial Aid

The Catalyst Program provides the necessary components that allow students to focus purely on their studies, by meeting their full financial need, while also covering transportation, meals while on campus, laptops and hotspots.

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Bronx Students

Offered Exclusively At Our Bronx Campus

Our Bronx Campus has something for everyone. The campus offers a vibrant community with many student clubs, organizations and built in support systems. 

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Additional Program Details

Applying is quick! Use your Mercy application credentials to log in and complete the . If you have any questions about the application, email  

To be eligible for the program students will need to: 

  • New York State resident
  • Pell and TAP eligible
  • High school GPA: 75 - 85
  • Starting in Fall 2024 as an incoming Freshman
  • Interested in earning their degree in Business, Education (all 4+1 Options) or Social Work
  • All program and coursework must be completed at the Bronx campus
  • Full financial need, up to full-time tuition and comprehensive fee will be met
  • Transportation grant up to $1,000/year added to financial aid award (financial need required)
  • Part of a learning community. Students will take classes and utilize support services with teammates in the program. 
  • Students will have a set schedule of classes 3 days per week
  • Lunch stipend or lunch will be provided while on campus
  • Opportunities for build-in certificates or Associate's degree
  • Career-focused curriculum and support services with internship and job placement support
  • A dedicated Faculty Advisor and PACT Mentor
  • Summer make up courses available at free or reduced charges

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