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Government Programs

New York State Scholarships and Grants

New York State, through the Higher Education Services Corporation, offers an excellent array of scholarships and grants to New York State residents who enroll in New York State colleges. Program eligibility is based on financial need and/or merit, academic standing, and satisfactory academic progress. For 2009-2010, grants ranged from $500 to $5,000.  The amounts for 2010-2011 have not been determined yet.

Applicants for New York State programs should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year along with the NYS TAP application. For information on programs, contact the Office of Financial Aid or New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12255; 888.697.4372 or 518.474.5642. Web site: www.hesc.org

Federal Programs

Roberts Wesleyan College students benefit fully from grant and loan programs funded by the federal government. These are some of the programs: Pell Grant, ACG, SMART, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, Parent Loans (PLUS), TEACH Grant (Loan) and The Post 9-11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Additional information may be obtained by visiting the federal government's web site: www.studentaid.ed.gov

Eligibility for all federal programs is determined annually through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and is reviewed for academic standing and satisfactory academic progress. Applications and program requirements are available through the Office of Financial Aid or any high school office. The FAFSA may also be completed on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov.



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