What is TAP?
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) administered by New York State Higher Education Services (NYSHESC) helps eligible New York state residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. An annual TAP Award can range from $250 to $5,665. TAP is a grant and it does not have to be paid back. Funding and eligibility requirements for TAP are contingent on the State Budget and state regulations and are subject to change.
Who is eligible?
For a complete listing of all eligibility requirements please visit hesc.ny.
Why is my TAP award estimated?
St. John’s estimates a TAP award for all New York State residents who file a FAFSA. This estimate is based on the income information reported on the FAFSA.
What determines the amount of the award?
The award amount is determined by:
What must I do now?
When you filed your FAFSA you were prompted to complete a TAP application through HESC, if you did so, no further action is required as long as St. John’s is the school on your TAP application. If you did not complete the TAP application or if you are ineligible for federal aid and qualify under the NYS Dream Act, please go to www.hesc.ny.gov to file a TAP application.
How can I view my TAP application status or change my school code?
You may view your application status and/or make school code changes online by visiting www.hesc.ny.gov , or calling 1-888-NYS-HESC.
What is St. John’s school code?
St John’s Undergraduate Division 0751
What is a Federal Pell Grant?
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Federal Pell Grants are direct grants awarded through higher education to students with financial need who have not received their first bachelor’s degree.How much can a student receive?
For the 2021-2022 academic year the Federal Pell Grant awards range from $672 to $6,495. Awards are contingent on federal funding levels and are therefore subject to change based on Congressional action.
Who is eligible?
The U.S. Department of Education determines student’s eligibility for Pell by using a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the financial information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine the family EFC.(Expected Family Contribution). The fundamental elements in this standard formula are the student’s income (and assets if the student is independent), the parents’ income and assets (if the student is dependent), the family’s household size, and the number of family members (excluding parents) attending postsecondary institutions.What is the EFC range?
For the 2021-2022 academic year to be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant a student’s Expected Family Contribution must be between 0 and 5846. EFC range subject to change based on Congressional action.
Upon completion of the FAFSA the student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) which advises them of their EFC and Pell eligibility.
How can a student stay eligible?
File a FAFSA, make Satisfactory Academic Progress and continue to meet basic eligibility criteria.
Aggregate Lifetime Limit: Students may receive up to 12 semesters of the Federal Pell Grant.
What is a Federal SEOG Grant?
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) Program provides additional need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. The program is designed to promote access to postsecondary education. Funding is provided to postsecondary institutions by the U.S. Department of Education. Availability for Federal SEOG Grants are subject to federal funding and are therefore subject to change or elimination based on Congressional action.
How much can a student receive?
For the 2021-2022 academic year based on funding levels, the Federal SEOG Grant for entering students is $500.
Who is eligible?
Federal Pell Grant recipients.
The U.S. Department of Education determines student’s eligibility for Pell by using a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the financial information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine the family EFC.(Expected Family Contribution). The fundamental elements in this standard formula are the student’s income (and assets if the student is independent), the parents’ income and assets (if the student is dependent), the family’s household size, and the number of family members (excluding parents) attending postsecondary institutions.
What is the EFC range?
Priority for SEOG is given to students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution ( EFC).
To be eligible for consideration for a Federal Pell Grant a student’s EFC must be between 0 and 5846.
How does a student stay eligible?
File a FAFSA, make Satisfactory Academic Progress and continue to meet basic eligibility criteria. Funding is subject to Federal Budget allocation.
What is a grant?
A grant is a form of financial aid often referred to as gift aid since it does not require repayment.
Who is eligible?
All undergraduate students who file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are automatically considered for all University grants.
What types of grants are awarded by St.John’s University?
St. John’s University awards a number of grants to needy students and students who have special abilities or who make significant contribution to the University.
St. John’s makes every effort to renew financial grants provided students file their FAFSA on an annual basis by March 1st and meet baisc eligibility criteria for federal aid programs, continue to demonstrate the same financial need, remain enrolled at the University in the same academic program, at the same campus, and make Satisfactory Academic Progress.
TEACH stands for Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education. It provides grant assistance for students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching.
A TEACH-Grant-eligible program is a program of study that is designed to prepare you to teach as a highly qualified teacher in a high-need field and that leads to a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or is a post baccalaureate program.
Please note: Funding and program requirements subject to congressional action.
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Less than Half Time
Adolescence Edu/Social Studies
Childhood Education 1-6
Childhood Edu & Spec Edu 1-6
Please note: St. John’s Eligible majors based on defined high need areas and Nationwide List.
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AEC Adolescent Education 7-12 Career Change
SI: FRENCH/ ITALIAN/EARTH SCIENCE/PHYSICS
CEC Childhood Education 1-6 Career Change
CSPE Childhood & Special Education Career Change
ECC Early Childhood Education Career Change
ECTD Early Childhood Education & Teaching Students with Disabilities B-2
LTCB Childhood Ed 1-6 & Literacy B-6
Combined BS/MS program leading to Adol. Education and Literacy Certification
TCD Child 1-6/ Teach Child Disabilities
Combined BS/MS program leading to Childhood and Special Ed. Certification
TCD3 ADE & TEACH SWD 7-12 Gen Ext.
TES7 Childhood Education & TESOL PK-12-Career
Please note: St. John's eligible majors based on New York designated high need areas, those designated as high need and/or included on the Nationwide List.
**Do not have to meet academic achievement requirements if:
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, a student must:
If you fail to complete the service obligation:
Completed online at https://studentaid.gov
IFor more information about the TEACH Grant program, please visit https://studentaid.gov