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Federal- and State-Sponsored Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant

Source of Funding:
Federal Government
Eligibility Requirements:
Undergraduate; No Prior Baccalaureate Degree; U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Demonstrate Financial Need
Application Required:
FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA
Special Aspects:
Full-Time, Three-Quarter Time, Part-Time, and Less than Part-Time Students; Year Round Pell
Award Amounts:
Up to $5,550 for standard academic year;
Maximum Lifetime Amount/Limit:
18 Terms
Deadlines:
Generally the End of May of the Award Year
Notification of Award:
Student will Receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Federal Government's Processor

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New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Source of Funding:
State Government
Eligibility Requirements:
New York State Resident; Full-Time (12 credits per term); U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Meet N.Y. State Income Requirements
Application Required:
FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA
Special Aspects:
Must Declare Major by Second Year; Must Maintain Good Academic Standing
Award Amounts:
Undergraduate: Up to $5,000
Maximum Lifetime Amount/Limit:
4 Years or 8 Full-Time Terms; 5 Years for A.O.E.HEOP
Deadlines:
Generally the End of May of the Award Year
Notification of Award:
Student will Receive an Award Certificate from N.Y. State Agency

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NY State Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)

Source of Funding:
State Government; L.I.U. Administered
Eligibility Requirements:
New York State Resident, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Undergraduate Must Have Remaining TAP Eligibility; Meet N.Y. State Income Requirements
Application Required:
N.Y. State APTS
Special Aspects:
From 3 -11.5 Credits per Term; Must Maintain Good Academic Standing
Award Amounts:
Up to $2000
Maximum Lifetime Amount/Limit:
Until TAP Eligibility is Exhausted
Deadlines:
2 Weeks from Semester's Start Date
Notification of Award:
Award Letter from the Office of Student Financial Services

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Source of Funding:
Federal Government; L.I.U. Administered
Eligibility Requirements:
Undergraduate - No Prior B.A.; U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Demonstrate Exceptional Financial Need; Priority to Federal Pell Grant Recipients
Application Required:
FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA
Special Aspects:
Full-Time Student Status
Award Amounts:
$100 - $4000
Maximum Lifetime Amount/Limit:
None
Deadlines:
Mid-March Prior to Award Year
Notification of Award:
Award Letter from the Office of Student Financial Services

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Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

Source of Funding:
State Government
Eligibility Requirements:
Undergraduate - No Prior B.A.; New York State Resident; Demonstrate Financial Need; Must Meet Academic Criteria as Defined by N.Y. State
Application Required:
FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA
Special Aspects:
Generally Available to Full-Time Students
Award Amounts:
Up to $3,500
Maximum Lifetime Amount/Limit:
5 Years
Deadlines:
Rolling Deadline
Notification of Award:
Award Letter from the Office of Student Financial Services

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Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students Program (SDS - ARRA) in Pharmacy or Nursing

Source of Funding:
Federal Government; L.I.U. Administered
Eligibility Requirements:
Pharmacy or Nursing Majors; U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Demonstrate Exceptional Financial Need; Parental Financial Information Required
Application Required:
FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA
Special Aspects:
Full-Time Student; Good Academic Standing; Specific Income Criteria
Award Amounts:
Up to the Cost of Tuition and Fees
Maximum Lifetime Amount/Limit:
None
Deadlines:
Mid-March Prior to Award Year
Notification of Award:
Award Letter from the Office of Student Financial Services

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