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New York State Grants

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is a grant for NYS resident students whose financial eligibility is determined by New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in accordance with NYS laws and the state budget. After completing the FAFSA, students apply for TAP by completing an online application. Qualifying students will receive credit for this award on their student bills. TAP is available to students enrolled full-time, and may be adjusted for part-time enrollment (6-11 credit hours) for students who were first-time, full-time students during or after 2006-07 and have earned 12 credits or more in each of the two consecutive preceding semesters.

Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) is a grant for part-time NYS residents awarded to selected JCC students, with priority to those enrolled in 6-11 credit hours. Part-time students must apply for APTS by submitting a separate application to the college financial aid office. Limited funding restricts this application period; please file as soon as possible to participate in this program. Students will be notified of their eligibility and awards will be credited to student accounts when financial and academic eligibility is confirmed.

Other NYS Grants and Scholarships
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) provides a number of scholarship and grant opportunities for resident students including Veteran’s Tuition Awards, Scholarships for Excellence, and Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans.

Learn more about New York State sources of financial aid.