Grants and Work Study

Grants and Federal Work Study

Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is available to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Pell Grant eligibility is based on the FAFSA expected family contribution and ranges from $ - $6,195 for 2019-2020.

To apply, students must submit the FAFSA application. For more information about the Federal Pell Grant, visit the Federal Student Aid website.

Federal Supplemental Educational Grant (SEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Grant is available to U.S citizens or eligible non-citizens who demonstrate exceptional financial need. SEOG eligibility is typically $400 per year.

To apply, students must submit the FAFSA application. For more information about Federal SEOG, visit the Federal Student Aid website.

Federal TEACH Grant/Loan

 The Federal Teach Grant is available to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who intend to teach full time in a high-need, low-income school for a minimum. The TEACH Grant will revert to a loan if the student does not fulfill service requirements. TEACH Grant eligibility is up to $4,000 per year.

To apply, students must submit the FAFSA application. Students interested in the Federal TEACH Grant should read the service requirements on the Federal Student Aid website.

New York State Grants/Scholarships

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

New York State TAP is available New York state residents who are attending college full-time, and have a family taxable income (New York State) of less than $80,001. TAP is based on a family’s income, and eligibility ranges from $500 - $5,165 per year.

To apply, submit the FAFSA application (look for state aid application on the confirmation page of FAFSA)

Complete the TAP Application, available from:

The confirmation page upon completion of your FAFSA OR

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website

 

NYS Excelsior Program

The Excelsior Scholarship available to undergraduates who are New York state residents and U.S. citizens/eligible non-citizens. The Excelsior Scholarship will provide free tuition, up to $6,470 in 2019-2020.

Any grants or scholarships a student receives from other sources (e.g. TAP, Pell, non-merit SUNY Cortland scholarships) will first be deducted from the Excelsior Scholarship.

Eligibility includes New York state residency, income eligibility, and course-load requirements while enrolled. Students must graduate on time and live and work in New York state after graduation for as many years as they receive the award or the Excelsior award amount will revert to a loan that must be repaid. Students interested in the Excelsior Scholarship should read all of the Excelsior Scholarship eligibility criteria and post-graduation requirements.

First time applicants will complete the Excelsior application in early April for the upcoming academic year (2020-2021).

NY State Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Grant is available to students who have been accepted to the Educational Opportunity Program at SUNY Cortland. EOP eligibility is typically $2,500 per year.

New York State Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)

Aid for part-time study is available to matriculated, undergraduate students enrolled part- time. To apply for APTS, students must submit the APTS application the SUNY Cortland Financial Aid Office. APTS is based on a family’s income and maximum eligibility is $2,000 per year (not to exceed tuition charges).

For information about Aid for Part-Time Study, visit the NY State Higher Education Services Corporation website.

Senator Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act

The Senator Jose Peralta NY State DREAM Act gives undocumented and other students access to New York State-administered grants and scholarships that support higher education costs. Your immigration status provided on your application will be held confidential by NY State and SUNY Cortland. Interested students should review eligibility requirements and FAQs on the NY State Higher Education Services (HESC) website.

Federal Work Study

Unlike other types of financial aid, Federal Work Study earnings are not applied directly to the student’s bill. Students who are eligible for Federal Work Study receive the funds in the form of a paycheck, based on hours worked, similar to a normal job. The amount you are expected to earn from working is listed in your financial aid eligibility.

To apply, students must submit the FAFSA application. For more information about Federal Work Study visit the Federal Student Aid website.

SUNY Cortland Scholarships

 

SUNY Cortland Future New Yorker Grant

The SUNY Cortland Future New Yorker Grant is available to non-NY residents who do not quality for in-state tuition. The Future New Yorker Grant is provided to ease the out-of- state tuition cost and application is necessary.

Undergraduates must be matriculated, enrolled full time (12 credit hours) per semester and be in good academic standing. Eligibility is up to $3,000 per semester.

Graduate students must be matriculated and in good academic standing. Eligibility is pro-rated based on credit hours enrolled. Students receiving a Graduate Assistantship are not eligible for the Future New Yorker Grant.

 

International Student Grant

The SUNY Cortland International Student grant is available to international students to help ease the out-of-state tuition costs. No application is necessary.

 Undergraduates must be matriculated, enrolled full time (12 credit hours) per semester and be in good academic standing. Eligibility is up to $3,000 per semester. 

Graduate students must be matriculated in good academic standing. Eligibility is pro-rated based on credit hours enrolled. Students receiving a Graduate Assistantship are not eligible for the International Student Grant.