New York State Financial Aid Programs

Orange County Community College
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NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,165. Because TAP is a grant, it does not have to be paid back.


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Award Amounts and Income Limits

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for Full-time Students

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for Part-Time Students

Repeated Coursework

Aid For Part-Time Study (APTS)

Due to funding limitations and the number of qualified applicants, coverage is limited to 6 credits. Students are selected on a first come first serve basis. Applications are placed in chronological order based on when the application and State of New York taxes are received.


Students must:

Be NY State residents who can demonstrate the ability to complete college coursework

Be enrolled for 6 to 11 ½ credits in an eligible degree-bearing program

After completing at least 3 credits at SUNY Orange, maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 in order to be eligible to receive APTS the following semester

Each semester, satisfactory academic progress will be measured. Students must obtain at least a 2.0 GPA for each semester the student is receiving APTS, in order to receive APTS the following semester.

If transferring in to SUNY Orange, submit to the Financial Aid Office an Academic Transcript of coursework completed at the prior institution

If they are dependent students: have a family whose net NY State taxable income is $50,550 or less

If they are independent students: have a family whose net NY State taxable income is $34,250 or less

NYS Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are "free money" awarded based on various factors.  Some may require certain conditions be met or have a service component.


Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship

Flight 587 Memorial Scholarship

Military Service Recognition Scholarship

NYS Math and Science Incentive Scholarship

NYS Memorial Scholarship for families of volunteer firefighters, police officers, peace officers, emergency medical service workers, deceased firefighters

NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence

NYS World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship

NYS Native American Award

NYS Regents Award for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Veterans Tuition Award

FASNY Tuition Reimbursement Program (FASNY HELP)

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