Students who are not New York State Residents may qualify for aid from their state of residence.
Federal Aid Programs (Title IV)
Federal Pell Grant
Pell grants are Federal grants which never need repayment and are the single largest grant source of aid to Genesee students. The size of your grant will be based on your family income and assets.
Eligibility: Enrolled in at least 3 credit hours, U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, good academic standing, based on Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by federal government.
Amount: Ranges from $574 to $5645 annually
How to apply: File your FAFSA; applications are available online at www.fafsa.gov, at our financial aid office or your high school guidance office.
Pell Hotline: 1-800-433-3243
The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a campus based program. SEOG is awarded to students that demonstrate extreme financial need, as determined by the FAFSA. Preference is given to full-time enrolled students. Funding is limited. File the FAFSA early for first consideration.
Apply for New York State Aid
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. TAP is a New York State grant program. Eligible students will receive TAP after Census (approximately 6 weeks in to the semester).
Eligibility: full-time, enrolled, U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, good academic standing, fall within income limits, New York state resident
Amount: ranges between $100 and 100% of Genesee tuition, depending on family income.
Need more TAP information? Log on to the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) or contact the TAP Hotline at 1-888-697-4372.
Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)
Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) is a grant available to part-time student taking at least 3 credit hours.
Eligibility: 3-11 credits per semester, U.S. citizen and New York state resident, good academic standing.