Student Financial Services

 

State Assistance

Eligibility for specific New York State grants are outlined below.

Students must meet standards of satisfactory academic progress (PDF) to receive financial assistance. The detailed information regarding these standards will accompany your Financial Assistance Plan (Award Letter).

New York State Tuition Assistance Program Grant (TAP)

TAP awards are granted to New York residents in full-time attendance in an undergraduate program. TAP is awarded by New York State Higher Education Services (HESC) based upon the applicant’s and his or her family’s New York State taxable income.

Application process: New York State (NYS) residents attending NYS schools can link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page. If you exited your FAFSA before completing the TAP application, HESC will send you an email or postcard with the directions to complete the TAP application online. Adelphi’s school code is 0010. You should ensure your school code reflects Adelphi.

Range of awards: $500 to $5,165.

Eligibility: Study full-time (at least 12 credits per semester) at an approved postsecondary institution in New York, be matriculated in an approved program of study and be in good academic standing with at least a cumulative “C” average as of the 4th-semester payment.

TAP recipients who enroll for credits during intersession must enroll for a minimum of 12 credits during the traditional spring semester in order to be eligible for their spring semester TAP award. For New York State grants and scholarship purposes, any credits taken during Intersession cannot be combined with Adelphi’s traditional Spring semester credits to meet New York State’s 12 credit, full-time enrollment requirements.

Eligibility is limited to the equivalent of eight (8) full-time semesters.

  • Be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • Be a resident of New York State.
  • Have graduated from a high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma by passing a Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) formally known as a GED, or passed a federally approved “Ability to Benefit” (ATB) test as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department. If an ATB test is required, it must be taken and passed prior to the end of the add/drop period or within 30 days of the first day of classes, whichever is earlier.
  • Be charged at least $200 tuition per year.
  • Not be in default on any state or federal student loans and not be in default on any repayment of State awards.
  • Meet the income requirement

New York State Part-time Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Part-time students (6-11 credits) at approved schools in New York State who were first-time, full-time freshmen in 2006-2007 or later may be eligible for part-time TAP. The basic application procedure and eligibility requirements are the same as for TAP. In addition, the student must have earned 12 credits or more in each of the two consecutive prior semesters, for a minimum total of 24 credits earned.

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

The APTS program provides grant assistance to New York residents who are part-time (3-11 credits) undergraduate students.

Application process: The completed APTS application must be filed with the Adelphi Office of Student Financial Services by October 15 for the fall semester and March 15 for the spring semester. You can download the APTS application.

The following documents must accompany your application:

  • A signed copy of your 2016 New York State tax return.
  • If you are claimed as a tax dependent on your parent’s state tax return, you must also submit a signed copy of their 2016 tax return.

Range of awards: Awards range up to $1,000 per semester.

Special provisions: To be considered for APTS a student must: (1) enroll in at least 3, but less than 12, credits per semester as a matriculated student; (2) meet income limits; (3) be a New York State resident; (4) not have used up TAP eligibility; (5) maintain good academic standing; and (6) not be in default on a student loan made under any NYS or federal education loan program or repayment of any New York state award. APTS recipients must also meet the Ability to Benefit (ATB) requirements. First-time state aid recipients in the 2006-2007 academic year or thereafter who do not have a certificate of graduation (a high school diploma or recognized equivalent from within the United States or from the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam or the Northern Mariana Islands) must pass an Ability to Benefit (ATB) test to be eligible to receive New York State funded grants or scholarships. Beginning with the summer term of the academic year 2008-2009, students must take and pass an approved ATB test within the institution’s drop/add period or within 30 days of the first day of classes whichever is earlier to be eligible for a state award.

Eligibility: Study part-time (3-11 credits) in an undergraduate program at an approved postsecondary institution in New York, be matriculated in an approved program of study and be in good academic standing with at least a cumulative “C” average as of the 4th-semester payment.

  • Not have used up TAP eligibility.
  • Be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen and a resident of New York State.
  • Have graduated from a high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma by passing a Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) formally known as a GED, or passed a federally approved “Ability to Benefit” test as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department. If an ATB test is required, it must be taken and passed prior to the end of the add/drop period or within 30 days of the first day of classes, whichever is earlier.
  • Be charged at least $200 tuition per year.
  • Not be in default on any state or federal student loans and not be in default on any repayment of State awards.
  • Meet the income requirement.
  • Other New York State Scholarships and Grants

You can review the full listing of these other awards and qualifications to see if you may be eligible for other grants or scholarships. More information and application instructions are listed on the Higher Education Services Corporation website.


A one-time waiver may be granted to the recipient of state financial assistance who fails to make satisfactory academic progress or maintain sufficient pursuit of program. The student must initiate the request for the waiver through the Office of Student Financial Services and must be able to document one of three reasons for the request: death in the student’s family, serious illness of the student or other mitigating circumstances beyond the student’s control. Approval of the waiver is not automatic. After a careful review of the documentation, the student will be notified in writing if the one-time waiver will be granted.

Students who are residents of states other than New York may qualify for funds from their state scholarship program to attend Adelphi. Contact your state financial aid agency to obtain application and eligibility information.

 
The information contained on this site is subject to change without notice.

For further information, please contact:

Office of Student Financial Services
Levermore Hall, Lower Level
p – 516.877.3080
p – ext. 2240 (on campus only)
f – 516.877.3380
e – financialservices@adelphi.edu

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