Grants

Grants

Most grant awards are based solely on financial need and, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. Most grants require students to pass the federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) or NYS Good Academic Standing (GAS) 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. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the school will determine eligibility. The amount you are eligible to receive depends on:

  • Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Cost of attendance
  • Full-time or part-time status

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

If you've qualified for a Pell Grant, you may also qualify for 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 your FAFSA early will help you be considered for this funding. Your eligibility for SEOG is based on your FAFSA's Expected Family Contribution (EFC), enrollment status, and you must be passing our federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.

NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

NYS residents may be eligible for tuition assistance from the Higher Education Service Corporation (HESC).  Applicants must be enrolled full time (12+ credits) per semester and meet all other eligibility criteria.

Visit the HESC web page for more details and eligibility requirements on the TAP program and for the Dream Act Application.

NYS Part-Time TAP

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

  • 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. 

Visit the HESC web page for more details about Part-Time TAP.

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 (if eligible) and TAP application, along with the downloadable Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) application located on our forms page. 

Visit the HESC web page for more details and eligibility requirements for the APTS program.

NY 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.