Federal and State Financial Aid

General financial aid programs available through the college include both federally and state-funded programs.

For undergraduates, federal financial aid includes the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, the Federal Direct Loan and the Federal Work-Study Program.

Programs for New York state residents include the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for matriculated, full-time students enrolled for at least 12 credits per term and expanded benefits for veterans. Students enrolled for at least 3 and less than 12 credits for each term may be eligible for Aid for Part-time Study (APTS). Part-time TAP and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) part-time TAP are available but have special requirements. Please go to the Financial Aid office web site for more information.

Other state programs – for full-time students only – are the Excelsior Scholarship; the State University Supplemental Tuition Award; the Award for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans; and the Award for Children of Deceased Police Officers, Firefighters and Corrections Officers; and World Trade Center Memorial Scholarships. For a complete list of grants and scholarships go to the New York state Higher Education Services Corporation web site.

Students enrolled either part time or full time may qualify for Vietnam Veterans Tuition Awards and the SUNY Empire State Honors Scholarships for African-American, Latino and Native American Students Awards.

Veterans may be entitled to full tuition and fees from the Veterans Administration.

Note: Good academic standing is a requirement for payment and continuation of financial aid. If you fall below the minimum achievement level, payment and continuation of financial aid will be in jeopardy. Students are not eligible for financial aid if they are in default on any student loan or owe a repayment of any federal student aid.