Grants

A number of federal and state grants are available to those students who qualify.

Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants may be used to pay your tuition, or, if your tuition is covered by other means, to help you buy your books and supplies or pay your transportation costs. This grant is available only to students who have not earned a first bachelor’s degree or professional certificate. Award amounts for the 2013-2014 academic year ranged from a minimum of $474 to a maximum of $5,645 for full-time study. The amount of Pell you receive depends on your EFC and your enrollment status. Students will belimited to 12 terms of full-time Pell payments or its equivalent for part-time study. For more information, see the Pell Grant Schedule.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP is a New York State grant program which helps eligible full-time students meet tuition costs. TAP is money paid on your behalf directly to the school for tuition only. TAP awards range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $2,500 per semester.

Aid for Part-Time Students (APTS)

APTS is a New York State tuition grant for part-time students who may not be eligible for a TAP award. To receive APTS, you must be a New York State resident, enroll for at least six but fewer than twelve credits, meet certain income limits and not have exhausted your eligibility for TAP. Award amounts range from a minimum of $20 to a maximum of $45 per credit. Awards will vary based on the availability of program funds.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is a federal program which helps students with exceptional need meet educationally related expenses. SEOG awards are made to supplement other forms of financial aid and do not have to be repaid. This grant is available only to students who have not earned a first bachelor’s degree or professional certificate.  These funds are limited.  Applicants should file their FAFSA as early as possible to be considered for this grant.

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