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College Expenses / Financial Aid Sources of Financial Aid

COLLEGE EXPENSES/FINANCIAL AID

SOURCES OF FINANCIAL AID
 

Grants and Scholarships:  Money that you do not repay.  

SOURCE OF AID MONETARY VALUE HOW TO APPLY
1.       College scholarships Varies, based on financial need.  Some awards are based on academic merit. Complete the FAFSA and, in some cases, the CSS Profile and/or the college’s own financial aid application.
2.       Federal Pell Grant Amount varies, based on financial need. Complete the FAFSA.
3.       Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Amount varies, based on financial need.  Complete the FAFSA
4.       Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Amount varies, based on financial need.  NOTE:  The TAP award can only be used at colleges in NY State. Complete the FAFSA and TAP application. Visit www.tapweb.org for more information.
5.       National Merit & National Achievement Scholarships Amount varies. Take the PSAT exam. Please visit www.nationalmerit.org for more information.
6.       Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) The amount varies and is based on academic as well as economic criteria.  The HEOP program is available only at private colleges in New York State.  Please check with individual colleges to determine if you qualify for HEOP. 
7.       Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) The amount varies and is based on academic as well as economic criteria.  This scholarship is available only to students attending a SUNY college.
8.       ROTC Scholarships (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps) Pays for tuition, books, fees, and other expenses. Please visit www.rotc.com
9.       Various private scholarships (e.g., Posse, New York Times). Colleges may deduct all or part of these from item 1 above. The amount varies and may be based on various different factors. Apply directly to community agencies, corporations, unions, foundations, religious organizations, clubs, civic, and cultural groups. Check the College Office’s online Bulletin frequently.  See websites at end of handbook