New York State Student Financial Aid Programs

  • Excelsior Scholarship
  • Enhanced Tuition Awards
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • New York State Part-Time Scholarship Award Program
  • NYS Get on Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program
  • NYS STEM Incentive Program
  • Veterans Tuition Awards

Excelsior Scholarship

  • Covers full tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students
  • Up to $5,500, minus amounts received for TAP, Pell or other awards.
    A credit from the SUNY/CUNY school will cover the difference
  • For Fall 2017, eligible families include those who earn up to $100,000
  • Recipients agree to live in NYS for the number of years equal to awards received

Enhanced Tuition Awards

  • For NYS students attending private not-for-profit colleges in NYS
  • Up to $6,000 through a combination of TAP , Enhanced Tuition Award and a match from the private college
  • Recipients agree to live in NYS for the number of years equal to awards received

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

  • New York’s largest grant program
  • Up to $5,165
  • Based on the student’s and family’s NYS taxable income

New York State Part-Time Scholarship Award Program

  • For NYS students attending at a SUNY or CUNY Community College part-time
  • Up to $1,500 per semester for up to 2 years

NYS Get on Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Provides up to 24 months of federal student loan debt relief to recent NYS college graduates
  • For NYS students who attended a public or private college or university in NYS

NYS STEM Incentive Program

  • Full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship for the top 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if pursuing a STEM degree
  • Associates or bachelors degree program
  • Recipients agree to work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation

Veterans Tuition Awards

  • For eligible combat veterans studying full-or part-time at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program
  • Up to the full cost of SUNY undergraduate tuition

Visit www.hesc.ny.gov/faprograms External link for more information.