A. Campus Eligibility and Accounting Procedures
The state-operated campuses that receive allocations are eligible to distribute SUSTA
Allocations are based on each campus’s share of all students at state-operated
campuses who receive the maximum New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) award.
When available, these funds are posted to the University Accounting System under
University-wide account number 181581-xx.
SUSTA funds which have not been distributed to students during the academic year
for which they have been allocated will be stabilized in a SUNY System Administration
account. At the discretion of the Chancellor's designee, these stabilized
funds may be reallocated to campuses for use in other academic years to award funds
to eligible students in accordance with SUSTA guidelines.
B. Student Eligibility
Each campus must establish and consistently implement written eligibility guidelines
and retain documentation of student eligibility according to those guidelines. Campus
guidelines must include the following:
All full-time undergraduates may be eligible;
SUSTA recipients must meet the income eligibility requirements and otherwise be
eligible for TAP;
No student is automatically entitled to SUSTA; and
SUSTA funds must be targeted to low and middle income students with unmet financial
need and to minimize excessive debt load.
A limited number of professional students at Buffalo Pharmacy and Law are also eligible
for the program.
The campus must retain student eligibility documentation sufficient to support the
program in the event of an audit.
The maximum amount is $500 per semester or the equivalent for other terms.
Funds may be used for any direct or indirect cost of attendance allowance as determined
by campus financial aid procedures.
In combination with other student financial aid funds, the SUSTA award may not exceed
the total cost of attendance.
For more information contact the Office of Financial and
Enrollment Policy at 518-443-5474.
There are no forms relevant to this procedure.
There are no related procedures relevant to this procedure.
Information about the New York State
Tuition Assistance Program may be accessed from the NYS Higher Education
There is no history relevant to this procedure.
There are no appendicies relevant to this procedure.