Grants are often called “gift aid” because they do not have to be paid back. Federal and NY State grants have different eligibility criteria. Learn more on how to apply for these grants and the necessary standards to maintain them.
How do I get Started?
To be considered for Federal Financial Aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year at www.fafsa.gov. Our school code is 002873.
Once your FAFSA is processed, New York State will generate the Express TAP Application (ETA) that you need to complete to be considered for the New York Tuition Assistance Program. For more specific information on New York State-sponsored financial aid programs, go to www.HESC.ny.gov or www.tapweb.org.
The College offers the following federal and state grant and loan programs to matriculated students enrolled in an approved degree granting program. Grant funds do not have to be paid back to the federal or state funding agency.
Effective for the 2017/2018 award year:
Federal Pell Grant
- maximum annual award is $5,920
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- maximum $800 per academic year.
New York State Grants
The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is available for all full-time students. When you file your FAFSA, a link will direct you to the TAP application.
Aid for Part-Time Study Program (APTS) is offered to students who are registered for between 3 and 11.5 credits. APTS applications and criteria are available on the Financial Aid forms page.
NOTE: Students that have received their high school diploma from a foreign school must take an approved "Ability to Benefit” test and attain a passing score prior to the start of the semester in order to be considered for state aid. Contact the Placement Testing Center at email@example.com or call 516.572.9604.
Other State Aid Programs
Almost every state in the United States has an education grant or scholarship available to their residents. Eligibility is usually restricted to state residents attending a college in-state, but that's not always the case. To find out what financial aid programs are available to you from your state, click here.