Grants are often awarded based on financial need and usually do not require employment or repayment.

Federal Pell Grants

Pell Grants are for undergraduate students with financial need. For 2021-22, the maximum Pell Grant is $6,895 per year. 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

These grants, which supplement Pell Grants, are reserved for the neediest students. This program provides up to $4,000 in aid. The typical award at SUNY is approximately $1,000 per year.

New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

New York State residents planning to attend a State University of New York college should apply. 

TAP awards are based on NY net taxable income and other factors. FAFSA applicants will be linked to the TAP-on-the-web application if:

Thanks to a recent investment by New York State, part-time students (taking at least 6 credit hours per semester) are now eligible for New York State's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) without a prior history of full-time study. TAP awards grants of up to $5,665 annually and, in addition to applying for federal student aid, is one of the first financial aid options New York State students should consider.

Apply for NYS TAP through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

New York Aid For Part-Time Study (APTS)

To qualify for APTS, you must be an undergraduate New York State resident enrolled for at least three but less than 12 semester credits in an approved progam of study. You must be in good academic standing in a degree or certificate program.

The annual award for APTS may be up to $2,000 annually (up to $1,000 per term). The college financial aid office determines the APTS award. Students seeking assistance for part-time study must complete a separate APTS application provided by the financial aid office.

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