Grants and Employment

Financial aid is divided into three basic categories: grants/scholarships, loans, and employment programs. Grants/Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Loans usually carry some form of interest payment and must be paid back to the lender. Employment Programs allow the student the chance to earn money to help with educational expenses.

Federal Programs

 

Federal Programs Program Detail & Eligibility   Award Limits How to Apply
Federal Pell Grant
Does not need to
be repaid.
Available to matriculated undergraduates who have NOT earned a first bachelor’s degree. Eligibility is determined by a federal formula. You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.   Yearly awards
range from
$555-$5550.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Using SUNY Cobleskill’s School Code 002856
SEOG
Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant
Does not need to
be repaid.
Available to matriculated undergraduates who have NOT earned a first bachelor’s degree and who are Pell eligible. You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.   Awards can range
from $100 to
$4000 per year.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Using SUNY Cobleskill’s School Code 002856

State Programs

 

State Programs Program Detail & Eligibility   Award Limits How to Apply
TAP
Tuition Assistance
Program
Does not need to
be repaid.
Administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) and is available to full-time matriculated students who are New York State residents. Additional information and application procedures are available on the HESC web site. Satisfactory Academic Progress is a requirement.
*FULL TIME ENROLLMENT FOR TAP REQUIRES A MINIMUM ENROLLMENT OF 12 CREDITS
  Up to tuition cost
Award is $5000 or
cost of Tuition or whichever is lower.
Complete your TAP application using SUNY Cobleskill’s codes.
Associate - 3015
Bachelor - 6015
Part-Time TAP Part-time students at approved schools in New York State who were first-time, full-time freshmen in 2006-07 may be eligible for Part-Time TAP to help them pay for college beginning in 2007-08. Part-Time TAP is a grant and does not have to be paid back. Part-Time TAP is not the same as Aid for Part-Time Study. 

Have earned 12 credits or more in each of the two consecutive semesters, for a minimum total of 24 credits earned.
Student must meet the minimum “C” average academic requirements.

Be taking 6 but fewer than 12 credits per semester.  Not be in default on a student loan guaranteed by HESC and not be in any repayment of state awards.  Meet income eligibility limitations.
  Awards are a
percentage of the students Full TAP
award based on
number of credits
the student takes.
Complete your application using SUNY Cobleskill’s codes.
Associate - 3015
Bachelor - 6015
Accelerated Studies
At SUNY Cobleskill
this is considered TAP
for SUMMER Students
Accelerated Studies is an extra TAP payment in an award year, over and above the regular annual award, in certain circumstances.
For terms beginning after January 1, 2007, students must earn 24 credits in the prior two semesters, at SUNY Cobleskill, to qualify for accelerated study.
  Award is $2500 or
up to tuition cost
for the extra term.
Complete your TAP application using SUNY Cobleskill’s codes. Associate 3015
Bachelor 6015
APTS
Aid for Part-Time
Study.
Does not need to
be repaid.
Available to matriculated undergraduate students who are New York State residents enrolled for 3-11 credits for fall /spring terms. Eligibility is based on New York State net taxable income.   Awards provide up
to $2,000 per year
for part-time undergraduate study.
An APTS award
cannot exceed
tuition charges.
An APTS Application and a copy of the student’s and parents (if applicable) New York State Income Tax Return must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid Services by the last day of the add/drop period for each semester.
EOP
Educational
Opportunity Program.
Does not need to
be repaid.
Available to undergraduate students enrolled in the EOP Program SUNY Cobleskill. EOP students must be full-time to receive these funds.   Awards amounts are dependent upon the availability of state budget funding for
this program.
In order to be considered for the EOP program students must apply as an incoming freshman during the admissions application process. Transfer students who have already been admitted to an EOP program in another academic institution should apply to the Undergraduate Admissions office as an EOP transfer student. Space is limited.
Work-Study All students who are enrolled or expected to enroll for at least 6 credits hours per semester in a degree or certificate program.    Pays Minimum
Wage
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Using SUNY Cobleskill’s School Code 002856

Additional State Grants

 

New York State Veterans Tuition Awards
The New York State Veterans Tuition Awards Program (VTA) provides awards to eligible veterans matriculated at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State. VTA has grown significantly over the past few years. In 2008, VTA was amended to expand the number of eligible veterans, as well as to increase the amount of the maximum award. Awards are available for up to the full cost of undergraduate tuition for New York State residents at the State University of New York or actual tuition charged, whichever is less.

 

Regents Awards for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans
Grants are awarded to New York State residents who are children of certain deceased or disabled veterans and who attend approved public and independent colleges and schools in New York State.

Applications are accepted from a child of a veteran who died, or who has a current disability of 50 percent or more, or who had such disability at the time of death, resulting from U.S. military service during one of the following periods:

  • April 16, 1917-November 11, 1918;
  • December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946;
  • June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953;
  • October 1, 1961-March 29, 1973;

and who is a legal resident of New York State. The parent must be a legal resident of New York State at the time of entry into military service, or, if the parent died as the result of military service, at the time of death. Students whose parents served in the Persian Gulf conflict may also be eligible.

Regents awards to children of deceased or disabled veterans are independent of family income or tuition charge, and are in addition to such other grants or awards to which the applicant may be entitled. The amount of the award is $450 per year, for up to five years, depending on the normal length of the program of study, of full-time study in a college or in a hospital nursing school in New York State. A special application, obtainable from a high school principal or counselor, must be filed with the New York Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12255. Documentary evidence to establish eligibility is required with the application. Any high school counselor can provide assistance with this.

 

State Assistance for Native Americans
Grants of $2,000 are awarded to high school graduates who are residents of one of New York's eight major reservations and who attend an approved post secondary educational institution in New York State. Information may be obtained by contacting the New York State Native American Programs, Room 543, New York State Education Dept., Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12234.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation
The New York State Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) provides program counseling and financial assistance for students who have certain physical, mental or emotional disabilities. Contact the nearest VESID for information, or write to the University of the State of New York, State Education Department, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Albany, N.Y. 12234.

 

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Funded by New York State, this program is available to all New York State residents who are academically deprived and historically economically disadvantaged. Academic eligibility is determined by the College Administration Office while financial eligibility is determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Students must file a FAFSA and an EOP Financial Eligibility form. See the Education Opportunity home page for more information.

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