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Center for Learning and Leadership

Join our student-centered learning community.

At the Center for Learning and Leadership, you can access academic support, leadership development and financial literacy coaching. These essential services will help ensure academic success and independence throughout your college experience.

Resources

Get the support you need

From academic planning and tutoring to support and resource management, our Center team is here to help. We offer appointments on campus and virtually. When you're ready, schedule a 1:1 or group session through Navigate.

Academic Planning

Work with our staff to create an academic success plan that tackles semester assignments, study time, and more.

Tutoring

Make an appointment with a writing tutor to get help on a writing assignment or go over APA and MLA citation rules.

Learning Support

Missed class or withdrew because you were sick, had a family emergency or had to work extra hours? Regular CLL sessions can help you catch up.

Laptop Access

Need a quiet place to study? Bring your coffee and work at one of our tables. We have laptops for student use.

How we can help

The Center for Learning and Leadership offers essential services that can provide important guidance and help you succeed in your academic career and beyond. Follow these links to learn more about SFC's skills assessment, academic recovery and more.
Leadership Academy

Student Leadership and Professional Development

The Leadership Academy is a comprehensive 4-year student growth experience that focuses on academic excellence, career and professional preparedness, and personal and leadership development.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SFC Federal School Code? What is used for?

St. Francis College’s federal school code is 002820. This code allows our financial aid office to receive your FAFSA application.

Are there any other resources to help with FAFSA?

Yes! Check out these websites that provide step-by-step instructions, demonstrations and other important information for applying to FAFSA.

What is SFC TAP state Code? What is used for?

St. Francis College’s state school federal code is 0715. The state code allows our financial aid office to receive your TAP application.

Are there any resources for understanding loans?

Yes! Check out these StudentAid.gov resource links that detail everything that you need to know about applying for loans, what that may look like and how the financial aid office helps support you through this process.

What is Budgeting? Where can I read more about it?

Budgeting is the process of creating a plan for how to spend your money. This spending plan is called a budget. Creating this spending plan allows you to determine in advance whether you will have enough money to do the things you need to do or would like to do. Check out these links to learn more about budgeting, tracking your expenses and creating smart goals for spending money. Email Melanie Canastra at [email protected] to create a personalized budget plan.

Are there additional government support programs?

Finding external resources can definitely be exhausting. Check out this list of government programs via 311.nyc.gov to find different resources for transportation, food security, housing security and other essential life benefits.

What can I do to financially prepare for college?

The basics to maximizing your finances when you are starting college comes down to effective budgeting and having a college prep list. This ultimately starts with applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Check out the studentaid.gov website for more tips on prepping for college. For effective budgeting, check out the budgeting FAQ.

Where can I find some external scholarships?

External scholarships can be found online, at churches, non-profit organizations, hospitals and more. They are usually highly competitive and have short deadlines. When doing your research, be mindful of websites and organizations that ask for personal information like your Social Security Number and Bank Information. DO NOT APPLY TO THESE SCAM SITES.

Check out these scholarship websites to see if scholarships are available:

How can I get transportation funds?

Check out FairFares through Access HRA for more information on receiving discounted MetroCard fares.

Where can I find textbooks?

As you search for books, be mindful of scam sites. Be wary of using sites that seem to be phishing for more money even after signing up, or individual sellers who lead to external sites. Instead, consider using the resources below:

  • SFC Online Textbook Store — SFC uses an online textbook store, Akademos, where students can find textbooks according to their course requirements.

Where can I speak to a financial counselor?

You can speak with a financial aid counselor at the Office of Financial Aid. Email [email protected] with any concerns.

Learn more by following the link below:

Where can I learn more about my account balance?

You can speak with a Bursar counselor at the Office of the Bursar. Email [email protected] with any concerns.

Learn more about the Bursar's office by following the link below:

ACADEMIC SUPPORT LEADERSHIP TEAM

Lori Younge
Math Coordinator
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Michelle Batchu

Science Success Coach
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Ghazala Afzal

Writing Coordinator
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MAIN OFFICE

Working Hours
Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

+1 (718) 489-5226
Room 3002
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