Grants

Grants

Most grants are awarded based solely on financial need and, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid.

  • Federal Pell Grant: Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students based on financial need and serve as the foundation of federal student aid. The amount you get depends on:
    • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated in your FAFSA
    • Cost of attendance
    • Full-time or part-time status
    • Whether you attend for a full academic year or less.

You will be notified of Pell Grant eligibility after filling out your FAFSA. For more information, visit www.studentaid.ed.gov.

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG): If you've qualified for a Pell Grant, you may also qualify for an SEOG, which is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Unlike Pell Grants, SEOG awards vary based on the other aid you receive and the availability of funds at SUNY Delhi. Filing early will help you in consideration for this funding. Your eligibility for SEOG is also based on your FAFSA. Read more at www.studentaid.ed.gov.
  • State University Supplemental Tuition Award (SUSTA): This is a campus-based grant based on TAP eligibility and financial need. To receive SUSTA, you must complete both the TAP application and FAFSA.
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Grant: SUNY Delhi offers the Educational Opportunity Program for students who have the ability and talent to succeed in college but have had limited academic and financial opportunity. For more information, visit the EOP website.
  • Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS): APTS is a New York State grant for eligible part-time undergraduate students enrolled for three to 11 hours per semester.

Financial Aid Steps

Get a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID for yourself and one for a parent at http://www.pin.ed.gov/. These IDs are the first step to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Keep them in a safe place. You’ll need them throughout the financial aid process
  • You have to file for FAFSA each year that you are enrolled, and you will use the same FSA IDs each time.
  • How to apply for a FSA ID

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using that FSA ID. The FAFSA serves as the basis for most financial aid available at SUNY Delhi. We recommend you file as soon as possible after January 1.

When prompted, list SUNY Delhi on your FAFSA using the federal school code 002857.

To qualify for campus-based student aid (aid that’s awarded from limited pools of funding at SUNY Delhi each year), we recommend filing by Feb. 15. Applications filed after that will still be processed, but your chances of receiving all possible campus-based funds may be diminished.

Start here: http://fafsa.ed.gov

For a little extra guidance, watch this video: “7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA”

NOTE: About one-third of FAFSA applications are selected for verification. That will mean submitting some extra documents, which SUNY Delhi will request. 

Filing the FAFSA online is recommended and speeds the aid process. But if you want, you can request a paper application by calling 1-800-4FEDAID. We do not have paper applications at SUNY Delhi.

Apply for state aid.

If you’re a New York State resident, you can apply for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) at https://www.tapweb.org after you’ve filed your FAFSA. This should be done within two to three days of filing the FAFSA, if not immediately afterward. You’ll see a link to the TAP application on the FAFSA submission confirmation page.

You’ll need one of the following SUNY Delhi TAP codes:

  • 3020 for certificate and associate degree programs
  • 6020 for bachelor degree programs

Once your application has been processed you’ll receive a TAP/State Scholarship Award Notice. If additional information is needed to process your TAP award, you’ll receive a Request for Information from the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). Be sure to respond to this request immediately to avoid processing delays.

See what financial aid you qualify for.

  • Activate your SUNY Delhi email account.
  • Make sure you have your student 800 number (or Social Security number) and student PIN at the ready. You should have received both in your acceptance letter.
  • You’ll receive instructions via email for how to access your FAFSA Award Notification, which tells you what you’ve qualified for, within two days of filing your FAFSA. BroncoWeb allows you to review, accept, decline and adjust your SUNY Delhi financial aid award package. You do not have to simply accept all of what is offered to you. Learn more about accepting or declining your award.
  • Check this email regularly, as the Financial Aid Office will use it to follow up on applications, send forms and request additional documents. It’s important that you reply promptly. You don’t want to miss out on financial aid opportunities because you forgot to check your email.
  • You can also check the status of your TAP awards at http://hesc.ny.gov.

Your financial aid depends on maintaining certain academic standards. Know what’s expected of you and keep track of your progress to avoid falling behind and risking your financial advantage.