Financial Aid Programs

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The Net Price Calculator has been established by the U.S. Federal Government to assist first-time, full-time undergraduate students in determining the average amount of financial aid they would qualify for, based on age and financial data.

Financial Aid Programs 2020-2021

Aid ProgramSource of fundsWho is EligibleValueHow Funds Are DeterminedHow & When To Apply
Pell GrantU.S. GovernmentStudents who demonstrate qualifying financial need and have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree.No repayment. Awards up to $6,345 per academic year according to federal formula.School processes financial aid application and awards funding in accordance with federal Pell grant matrix.File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at StudentAid.ed.gov. Students seeking aid from the state or federal government must complete the FAFSA* application.

 

Crouse ScholarshipsAuxiliary, medical staff, memorial donations to Nursing Student Scholarship FundNursing students who have demonstrated above average academic performance.Award amounts vary based on Crouse Health Foundation funding and scholarship criteria.Award is determined based on college application, and other admissions documents.Awards are determined by selection committee; no application needed.

 

 

Crouse Alumni Association ScholarshipsCrouse Hospital Nurses Alumni AssociationNursing students who have demonstrated above average academic performance.Award amounts vary based on Crouse Health Foundation funding and scholarship criteria.Award is determined based on college application, and other admissions documents.Awards are determined by selection committee; no application needed.

 

 

Federal Direct Subsidized LoansU.S. GovernmentA full or half-time student. A FAFSA* application must be filed first.Up to $5,500 per year*, not to exceed $23,000 aggregate. Interest does not accrue during in-school deferment.School awards funding based on students’ full eligibility. Students may choose to reduce or cancel loans.Student files FAFSA*, then completes the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling on StudentAid.gov.

 

 

Federal Direct Unsubsidized LoansU.S. GovernmentA full or half-time student. A FAFSA* application must be filed first.Up to $7,500 per year*, not to exceed $57,500 aggregate.School awards funding based on students’ full eligibility. Students may choose to reduce or cancel loans.Student files FAFSA*, then completes the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling on StudentAid.gov.

 

 

TAP*New York State (HESC)All full-time students who are legal residents of New York and U.S. citizens. Family net income not over $80,000 for dependent or married students and not over $10,000 for single independent students.No repayment. Awards up to $5,165 per academic year for maximum of 48 total payment points.NYS determines award based on student’s TAP ApplictionComplete the TAP application at HESC.ny.gov.

Explanation of Abbreviations 
FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid
PELL-SAR = Student Eligibility Report PELL Grant
NYSHESC = New York State Higher Education Service Corp
TAP = Tuition Assistance Program
PLUS = Parent Student Loans for Undergraduate Students

Additional State Funds Available

  • Grants to Native American Students
  • Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Tuition Award
  • Aid for Part-time Study (APTS)

Additional Federal Funds Available

  • Aid to Native American Students
  • Veterans – GI bill
  • Children of deceased or disabled veterans

Other Regional and/or Organizational Funds Available

  • CNY Works
  • Access VR
  • Say Yes to Education
  • SEIU 1199 Training Fund
  • SUNY Upstate Tuition Benefit
  • CSEA/UUP State Employee Tuition Benefits

If you qualify for one or more of these programs, please contact the financial aid office for assistance.

Eligibility for and awarding of student aid is governed by federal and state regulations. For more information about the policies and procedures of these funds, please contact or visit the financial aid office.