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FEDERALLY FUNDED NEED-BASED AID

  • The Federal Pell Grant is available to U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens enrolled in an eligible undergraduate degree or certificate program on a full- or part-time basis. Students must also make satisfactory academic progress, must not be in default on a Federal Family Education Loan, nor owe a refund on a federal grant. Students must also show compliance with Selective Service requirements. Up to $5,645/year can be awarded.

  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available to U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens enrolled in an eligible undergraduate degree or certificate program on a full- or part-time basis. Students must also make satisfactory academic progress, must not be in default on a Federal Family Education Loan, nor owe a refund on a federal grant. Students must also show compliance with Selective Service requirements. Up to $4,000/year can be awarded.

Other States' Grant Programs

States other than New York may also provide grants for student residents of their respective states who engage in out-of-state study. Vermont, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia, for example, offer assistance that can be used at Hobart and William Smith. Students should contact their state agencies for more information.

 

 

NEW YORK STATE FUNDED NEED-BASED AID

  • The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is for U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and New York residents enrolled full time at a New York college or university. Students must demonstrate good academic standing. Awards for first-time recipients range from $500 - $5,000. Candidates with an $80,000 New York State net taxable income or less who are dependent or who are financially independent and married or have tax dependent may qualify. Students eligible for New York State Academic Excellence and New York Lottery must complete the TAP application even if they are not eligible for New York State TAP due to their New York State net taxable income.

  • The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is for New York residents attending a New York college. The student must demonstrate financial need and meet the economic and educational eligibility criteria of the program. The program provides up to $3.363/year, as determined by the institution and state funding levels.

HWS FUNDED NEED-BASED AID

  • Rectory Grants are awarded to the son or daughter of a member of the clergy. The amount is variable.

  • HWS Grants are for students who demonstrate need beyond federal, state and private assistance. Awards vary.

  • The HWS Academic Opportunity Program (HWSAOP) is geared toward Hobart and William Smith students.The student must demonstrate financial need and meet the economic and educational eligibility criteria of the program. The awards are variable.