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 $652 to $6095 annually

Repayment: None

How to apply: File your FAFSA; applications are available on the FAFSA Website, at our Financial Aid Office or your high school guidance office.  

Federal Student Aid Information: 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.

Repayment: None

Need more TAP information? Visit the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website 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.

Amount: varies 

Repayment: None