NY Part-time TAP Program

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Amount
Awarded

$1,200

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 30

Tuesday
Awarded By:

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies, based on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of funds available.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a legal resident of New York.
  2. Must have earned 12 credits or more in each of the two consecutive semesters, for a minimum total of 24 credits earned.
  3. Must attend one of the following eligible institutions in New York: the State University of New York (SUNY); the City University of New York (CUNY); or a Not-for-profit independent degree granting college in New York.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  5. Must be taking at least 6 but fewer than 12 credits per semester or at least 4 but fewer than 8 credits per trimester.
  6. Must demonstrate financial need and meet income eligibility limitations,m as determined by the New York Higher Education Commission.
  7. This award is available for U.S. students.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to New York resident undergraduate students who are enrolled part-time at an eligible postsecondary institution in New York. Students must demonstrate financial need and must meet the income and asset limits set by the NY State commission.

Application requirements for the NY Part-time TAP Program are:

  • FAFSA
  • Application form
Additional Information: The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is New York's largest grant program. The program provides eligible New York residents with need-based assistance to help cover the cost of tuition at approved schools in New York State. Eligible students must be matriculated in an approved program of study and be in good academic standing and not be in default on a student loan guaranteed by HESC or on any repayment of state awards. Students must be charged $200 or more in tuition per year and meet the following income limitations: Dependent undergraduate students or students who are married or have tax dependents must not have a New York State NET taxable income which exceeds $80,000; married independent undergraduate students who are married and have no other tax dependents must not have a New York State NET taxable income which exceeds $40,000; and single independent undergraduate students with no dependents must not have a New York State NET taxable income which exceeds $10,000.

Award Amount: Up to $4,735 annually based on the number of credit hours the student is enrolled. Awards may not exceed the student's cost of attendance and are renewable for up to three additional years.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,200.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, June 30

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, June 30

Applications are available from the New York State Higher Education Service Corporation (HESC) website. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and TAP on the Web application. FAFSA and TAP applications and instructions are available at www.HESC.org. The FAFSA and TAP must be completed as soon as possible after January 1st and before June 30 of the academic year for which for which aid is sought.
Contact: Paul Deecher
Address: 99 Washington Ave. Albany, New York 12255

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