Grants do not need to be repaid. Sources of grants include the federal and state government, SUNY Upstate Medical University and a number of private organizations.
You can apply for federal grants using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Other programs may require additional or different applications. Your financial aid counselor can answer questions about the following grant programs:
Federal PELL Grant
Federal PELL Grant is a federal grant program based on the student aid index (SAI) determined by the information you report on the FAFSA. More information about this and other federal aid programs is available in The Guide to Federal Student Aid published by the Department of Education. These funds may be used to defer charges.
Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a federal grant program for exceptionally needy students. These limited funds are awarded generally to students with need and an EFC of 0. These funds may be used to defer charges.
New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is a grant program for New York State residents based on your net taxable income. We will estimate your TAP award until we receive notice from NYSHESC of your actual award amount. Awards are contingent upon passage of the New York state budget. Your official TAP Award Certificate from NYSHESC will be used to defer charges.
TAP Code BS-0890
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) funds are New York State grants that may be used to defer charges.
Student Emergency Fund
The Student Emergency Fund provides grants for SUNY Upstate Medical University students to pay for urgent expenses triggered by unforeseen events that threaten their ability to stay in college.