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EMBA Commuter Stipend
To better assist EMBA-New York students who travel significant distances to attend classes on campus, we offer a communter stipend program. This initiative is intended for commuter students who use personal funds to cover school-related travel and accommodations costs.
- Any student enrolled in EMBA-New York whose primary home address is 35 or more miles from Warren Hall is eligible to apply for the commuter stipend each term. Students may only apply for the term in which they are currently enrolled. Stipends cannot be received for past terms.
- The commuter stipend will be issued to your student account, once the add/drop cycle is over for each term that you are eligible. For Friday/Saturday students: $1200/term for 35-79 mile commuters and $2400/term for 80+ mile commuters, for up to five terms. For Saturday program students: $1000/term for 35-79 mile commuters and $2000/term for 80+ mile commuters, for up to six terms. The distinction of Friday/Saturday and Saturday only students is fixed from the time of enrollment; schedule changes do not alter the stipend amount received by the student.
- To request the stipend, each student must complete and sign an application form (link in sidebar) for each eligible term, stating your primary home address and calculated shortest distance by MapQuest or Google Maps to Warren Hall at 1125 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025. Note: this address must be your primary home address. If your primary residence is in question, we reserve the right to request proof of residency.
If you are eligible for the Commuter Stipend, please fill out the attached form and return to Susree Chakraborty, program coordinator, at email@example.com or fax 212-854-8998. A new form will be circulated each term and students must use the correct, current form to qualify.
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More information can be found on the Cross-Registration webpage. MBA students may count up to six credits of graduate-level coursework at other schools within the University toward the MBA degree. Graduate-level courses are denoted by a number of 4000 or higher. Undergraduate courses may be taken as long as they are in addition to the 60 credits of graduate-level course work required for the MBA degree. Although the credits from an undergraduate course will not count toward the MBA degree, the grade earned in an undergraduate course will be included in calculating student GPA.
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