Most grants are awarded based solely on financial need. Unlike loans, grants are "free" money and don't have to be repaid unless, for example, you are awarded funds incorrectly. At SUNY Delhi, grant funds may be credited to your school account, paid to you directly (usually by check), or a combination of these methods.
You may be eligible to receive some grants if enrolled part time. You won't receive as much as if you were enrolled full time, however.
Pell Grants are the foundation of federal student aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added. Pell Grants are generally awarded only to undergraduate students—those who haven't earned a bachelor's or graduate degree.
If you're eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, you'll receive the full amount you qualify for—each school participating in the program receives enough funds to pay the Pell amounts for all its eligible students. The amount of other student aid you might qualify for does not affect your Pell Grant amount.
Pell Grant amounts for the 2011-2012 award year (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012) range from $555 to $5,500. How much you get depends on your Expected Family Contribution as calculated from your FAFSA data, your cost of attendance, whether you're a full-time or part-time student, and whether you attend school for a full academic year or less. You may receive only one Pell Grant in an award year, and you may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.
SEOGs are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need —those with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) numbers. You must be a Pell Grant recipient to receive an SEOG award at SUNY Delhi.
Unlike Pell Grants, the amount of SEOG funds you receive depends not only on your financial need but also on the amount of other aid you get and the availability of funds at SUNY Delhi. Receiving other aid might also reduce the amount of your SEOG award.
The government provides a certain amount of SEOG funds each year to SUNY Delhi and other schools who participate in the program. When a school uses all the funds for that award year, no more SEOG awards can be made for that year. So, file your FAFSA early to be considered for these funds.
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents attending in-state postsecondary institutions pay for tuition.
Students enrolled in a two-year program at SUNY Delhi may receive up to three years (six semesters) of assistance for full-time study. SUNY Delhi students enrolled in four-year programs may receive up to four years (eight semesters) of assistance for full-time study.
Income eligibility limitations are based on income. Students whose family's NYS net taxable income meets these limits will receive some TAP.
Dependent student awards and awards for independent students with dependents range from $500 to $4,375 for the school year. Awards for independent students without dependents range from $500 to $3,025 for the school year.
Two Ways to Apply
Use the "New York State Residents" link on the FAFSA Submission Confirmation page
Use Tap On the Web at www.tapweb.org
You will need to file the FAFSA to use TAP on the Web.
This grant is available to students who have been accepted into the Educational Opportunity Program at SUNY Delhi.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed for students who have the ability and talent to succeed in college, but have had limited academic and financial options to prove their dedication. Visit the EOP website for more information.
FASFA - 002857
TAP - 3020 (1 or 2 yr. programs)
TAP - 6020 (4 yr. programs)
All SUNY Delhi students, regardless of their financial situation, can benefit from the SUNY Smart Track Financial Literacy Website. Click on the Smart Track link and register to learn how to budget your money, understand credit before you use it and start to save money for an emergency fund.