NYS Part-time Scholarship Award

The New York State Part-time Scholarship Award Program provides scholarship awards to students who attend a CUNY or SUNY community college on a part-time basis and maintain a 2.0 GPA. The program provides tuition awards that cover the cost of six credit hours to students who are enrolled in at least 6 but less than 12 credits.

If you qualify, you may receive up to $1,500 per semester for up to two years (4 consecutive semesters). Learn more about New York State Part-time Scholarship Award Program including what you must do to qualify.

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Part-Time TAP

Part-Time TAP is a program from New York State that allows for partial TAP payments for students taking 6 to 11 credits. This program is available to CUNY, SUNY and Not-for-Profit independent degree granting college students who meet the specified requirements. To apply you must complete a FAFSA and a TAP application.

To receive Part-Time TAP you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a New York State resident
  • Be admitted into a degree program
  • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher
  • Register for at least six credit hours, but less than 12 credits
  • Maintain good academic standing

Apply for the 2022-23 award year by 6/30/2023 via the TAP application.