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Federal Scholarships and Loans
There are many federal programs that can help you to secure financial aid. Explore the resources below for more information!
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
You must complete the FAFSA online in order to qualify for federal aid.
Federal Pell Grants
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. Amounts can change yearly. For the 2018-2019 award year (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019), the maximum award is $6095.
FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive free full-text online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about who can apply, how to apply, and contact information for over 240 government loans and grants (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education.
SallieMae Scholarship Search
Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae® is a fast, easy, and free way to search for more than three million college scholarships worth up to $18 billion that can help you pay for your college education. You can even set up alerts to notify you when new scholarship opportunities become available.
New York State Scholarships and Loans
There are many state programs that can help you to secure financial aid. Explore the resources below for more information!
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
HEOP is a comprehensive program for academically and economically disadvantaged New York state students. It provides financial aid to cover the majority of college costs, academic tutoring and educational counseling. Long Island University participates in the HEOP program.
New York State Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS)
The NYS Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS) provides merit-based scholarships to NYS high school graduates who achieved academic excellence as a high school student, and enroll or plan to enroll in a public or private NYS college immediately after high school.
The New York State 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.
NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence
NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence provide up to $1,500 per year for up to five years of undergraduate study in New York State.
Part Time TAP
Part-time TAP helps eligible New York residents attending in-state postsecondary institutions (college) on a part-time basis pay for tuition. Part-time TAP is a grant and does not have to be paid back.