Federal and State Grants
Grants are offered to entering students on the basis of financial need. A FAFSA form must be filed in order to receive these grants. The combination of scholarships and grants may not exceed tuition costs. For more information about specific grants, see below or contact the Office of Financial Aid at 212-517-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Pell Grant
This federally funded grant is based upon the data provided on the FAFSA form and the EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) as derived from the Department of Education Federal Methodology formula. The U.S. Congress sets the maximum Federal Pell grant annually. For the 2020-2021 academic year the Federal Pell Grant range is from $639 to $ 6,345 based on the student’s enrollment status and EFC. A Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. All Federal Pell Grant eligible students can only receive up to 12 semesters of aid (or its equivalent) for the duration of the student’s Lifetime eligibility. The calculation of the duration of a student’s eligibility will include all years of the student’s receipt of Federal Pell Grant funding A student who is not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant may be eligible for other federal aid. For more information about Pell Grants, visit the Federal Student Aid site.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Department of Education allocates limited FSEOG funds each academic year to help Federal Pell Grant recipients who show exceptional financial need based on their FAFSA information. Funds are limited.
New York State Grants
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
TAP is New York State’s largest grant program. It helps eligible New York residents attending in-state post-secondary institutions pay for tuition. Awards range from $500 to $5,165. TAP is a grant; therefore it does not have to be paid back.
The award is based on the combined New York state net taxable income of the student and family. For more information visit the HESC website at www.hesc.ny.gov. MMC’s New York State TAP school code is 0447.
Students who have completed requirements as first-time freshmen in 2006-07 and thereafter may qualify for a part-time TAP award. Students must be enrolled for 6 to 11 credits and in the previous academic year have earned two consecutive semesters of 12 credits each (24 credits total) and maintained a “C” average. Awards are based on New York State net taxable income, tuition charged, type of institution attended and the number of credits taken. Must file a TAP application.
Aid for Part-time Study (APTS)
The NYS APTS program provides grant assistance for eligible part-time students enrolled in approved undergraduate studies. Awards provide up to $2,000 per year for part-time undergraduate study at participating institutions in New York State. An APTS award cannot exceed tuition charges.
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
HEOP developed as private colleges and universities and New York State recognized the need to provide higher education for students who have academic potential but lack the necessary preparation and are economically disadvantaged. HEOP is funded by a New York State Higher Education Opportunity Grant in conjunction with Marymount Manhattan College funding. For complete eligibility requirements entering freshmen should contact the HEOP Office at 212-517-0590.