APPLICATION OF FINANCIAL AID TO STUDENT ACCOUNTS
As aid checks arrive on campus, the Bursar will mail them to the student at the student’s local address. In some cases, the financial aid award is greater than the charges due. In these cases, when aid checks arrive at the Bursar from Albany, charges due are automatically paid. Refunds, if any, are given to the student. College policy is to make available to the student any excess financial aid from the first aid that arrives (except TAP) at the College. TAP must be applied against tuition before any excess aid is returned to the student. Any subsequent aid that arrives will be given to the student as long as his/her account is paid.
Note: Students receiving financial aid who drop below full time or withdraw from school may have a portion of their refund returned to the program providing the aid. Additionally, financial aid funds actually given to students may have to be repaid in accordance with federal regulations. Specific details are available in the Financial Aid Office.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) All students who are matriculated, legal residents of New York state and are full time or have equivalent full-time status are eligible to apply for assistance under the Tuition Assistance Program. For purposes of TAP eligibility, full time is normally defined as 12 graduate credits. Those students who are graduate assistants, research assistants or are working on thesis research should contact the TAP Clerk in the Bursar’s Office for details regarding equivalent full-time status for TAP eligibility. Students who are at least half-time and who have a documented disability on file at the Office for Students with Disabilities may be eligible for a part-time TAP award. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for TAP. Read more