Most grant awards are based solely on financial need and, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. All grants require students to pass the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines at the end of each semester.

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students based on financial need and serve as the foundation of federal student aid. The amount you are eligible to receive depends on:

  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated in your Free Application for Federal Student AId (FAFSA)
  • Cost of attendance
  • Full-time or part-time status
  • Whether you attend for a full academic year or less

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

If you've qualified for a Pell Grant, you may also qualify for an SEOG, which is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Unlike Pell Grants, SEOG awards vary based on the other aid you receive and the availability of funds at SUNY Delhi. Filing early will help you be considered for this funding. Your eligibility for SEOG is also based on your FAFSA.

NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Eligible NYS residents may be eligible for tuition assistance from the Higher Education Service Corporation.  Applicants must be enrolled full time (12+ credits) per semester.

NYS Part-Time TAP

Part-time TAP provides tuition assistance for eligible students enrolled part time (between 6 and 11 credits). Students must complete the NYS TAP application to be considered. Students must also meet all eligibility criteria for TAP, as well as the following criteria:

  • Have earned 12 credits in each of two consecutive prior semesters (credits from New York State not-for-profit institutions only); a full-time summer term can be used to meet the prior study requirement.
  • Maintain a C average (2.0 cumulative GPA) and meet the NYS Good Academic Standing requirements.
  • Meet income eligibility limitations (income limits are the same as for TAP).
  • Note: Students who have attended college and/or received TAP prior to academic year 2006-07 are ineligible. 

NYS Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)

APTS is a New York State grant for eligible part-time undergraduate students enrolled between 3 to 11 hours per semester. Applicants must complete a FAFSA and TAP application, along with the downloadable Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) application located on our forms page. 

NYS State University Supplemental Tuition Award (SUSTA)

This is a campus-based grant based on TAP eligibility and financial need. To be considered for SUSTA, you must complete the TAP application. Unlike TAP grants, SUSTA awards vary based on the other aid you receive and the availability of funds at SUNY Delhi. 

SUNY Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Grant

SUNY Delhi offers the Educational Opportunity Program for students who have the ability and talent to succeed in college but have had limited academic and financial opportunity. For more information, visit the Educational Opportunity Program web page.