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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 2007-2008, grants range from $500 to $5,000.

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:

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), and veteran educational benefit programs. Additional information may be obtained by visiting the federal government's web site:

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

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