Grant Programs: State

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)*

  • Who is eligible: NYS residents enrolled in a degree or certificate program for at least 12 credit hours in any given semester at a NYS college or university. NOTE: The 12 credits CANNOT include any repeated courses for which the student already received credit (unless a certain grade is required for the student's program) and must be required for the student's primary SUNY Adirondack degree or certificate program. TAP is also available to ADA-eligible students who have provided the appropriate documentation to SUNY Adirondack’s Accessibility Services Office.
  • How award is determined: Based on NYS taxable income (after exemptions and deductions) with students falling into one of three categories: dependent students, independent students with no dependents or independent students with dependents; combined student/parent NYS taxable incomes less than or equal to $80,000; single independent students with no dependents whose NYS taxable income is less than or equal to $10,000; or independent students with dependents whose NYS taxable income is less than or equal to $40,000.  Awards range from $250 to 100% tuition per semester at SUNY Adirondack.
  • How and when to apply: Complete the FAFSA annually after October 1 preceding the academic year, but no later than June 15 of the academic year. When filing FAFSA on the Web, a link will be provided to complete the Express TAP application (ETA) electronically if you have listed at least one NYS school. Alternately, students will be contacted by NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) about completing the ETA on their website.
  • Aggregate limits: Students may receive up to eight undergraduate semesters of TAP, however, the 7th and 8th payments must be made at a four-year institution. (part-time awards will be pro-rated based on credits attempted).

New York State Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)*

  •  Who is eligible: NYS residents enrolled in a degree or certificate program for 6 to 11 credits/semester required for primary degree with at least a 2.0 GPA at SUNY Adirondack. NOTE: The credits CANNOT include any repeated courses for which the student already received credit (unless a certain grade is required for the student's program) and must be required for a SUNY Adirondack degree or certificate program.
  • How award is determined: Eligibility is limited to students with a family taxable income of $50,550 or less depending on their NYS tax filing status. Awards will be based on the student’s tuition liability in combination with the amount of APTS funding allocated by NYS to SUNY Adirondack.
  • How and when to apply: Complete the FAFSA and submit an APTS application annually to the Financial Aid Office along with the appropriate signed NYS tax returns.  Funds are limited so you are encouraged to file early.
  • Aggregate limits: Students may receive an equivalent of 6 full time semesters or 36 TAP points.

New York State Part-Time TAP Grant

  •  Who is eligible: NYS residents enrolled in a degree or certificate program for 6 to 11 credits at a NYS college or university AND who successfully completed, at the same institution, at least 24 credits in the two preceding semesters. NOTE: The credits CANNOT include any repeated courses for which the student already received credit and must be required for a SUNY Adirondack degree or certificate program.
  • How award is determined: Based on NYS taxable income (after exemptions and deductions) with students falling into one of three categories: dependent students, independent students with no dependents or independent students with dependents - combined student/parent NYS taxable incomes less than or equal to $80,000; single independent students with no dependents whose NYS taxable income is less than or equal to $10,000; or independent students with dependents whose NYS taxable income is less than or equal to $40,000.  NYS HESC will initially calculate a full-time award and will then prorate based on the number of credit hours reported on the TAP certification.
  • How and when to apply: Complete FAFSA annually as soon as possible after October 1 preceding the academic year, but no later than June 15 of the academic year. When filing FAFSA on the Web, a link will be provided to complete the ETA electronically if you have listed at least one NYS school. Alternately, students will be contacted by NYS HESC about completing the ETA on their website. 
  • Aggregate limits: Students may receive up to eight undergraduate semesters of TAP, however, the 7th and 8th payments must be made at a four-year institution. (part-time awards will be pro-rated based on credits attempted).

New York State Veterans Tuition Awards*

  • Who is eligible: NYS residents discharged under other than dishonorable conditions from the U.S. Armed forces and are: Vietnam Veterans who served in Indochina between December, 1961 and May, 1975; Persian Gulf Veterans who served in the Persian Gulf on or after August, 1990; or Afghanistan Veterans who served in Afghanistan on or after September 2001, are enrolled in a degree or certificate program, and are taking classes required for his/her primary SUNY Adirondack degree or certificate program. NOTE: The credits CANNOT include any repeated courses for which the student already received credit and must be required for a SUNY Adirondack degree or certificate program.
  • How award is determined:  Currently, students are eligible for awards equal to 100% of their base tuition charges.  Students receiving benefits under the Post 9/11 Chapter 33 program will be eligible for an award equal to the percentage not covered by the VA (i.e. 70% Chapter 33 plus 30% tuition award from NYS).  Veterans receiving Chapter 31 benefits are ineligible for state awards.
  • How and when to apply:  Complete the FAFSA annually after October 1 preceding the academic year, but no later than June 15 of the academic year. If you plan to enroll full-time, complete the ETA and NYS HESC’s Veterans Tuition Award Supplement. Part-time students need to complete the FAFSA and Veteran's Tuition Award Supplement only.

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES - VR) 

  • Who is eligible: Some students with a verifiable disability.
  • How award is determined: ACCES-VR determines the student’s need for funding tuition, fees, books, transportation, and living expenses.
  • How and when to apply: Contact SUNY Adirondack’s Accessibility Services Director, your high school guidance counselor, or ACCES-VR (Albany District Office, 80 Wolf Road, Suite 200., Albany, NY 12205) as early as possible before the start of classes. Students are required to apply for federal and state funding which may be used to offset ACCES-VR funding.

 

*Regulations and funding for state programs is subject to change based on approval of the NYS budget.

 

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