More than 80 percent of the full-time undergraduate students attending New York's independent (private) colleges receive financial help to meet college costs. Each year, New York's private undergraduate colleges give more than $1 billion in grants to their students.
Students attending New York's private colleges also annually receive (approximate figures):
- $240 million in New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grants (for NYS residents)
- $170 million in Federal Pell Grants
- $350 million in other grant and work-study aid
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Grants & Scholarships
Aid from a college may range up to $15,000 or more, per year, covering part or all of your tuition, fees, and related costs. Eligibility is determined primarily by financial need as calculated from the financial aid forms you completed (need-based awards). Colleges may also take into account academic achievement, or talent in athletics, music or other fields (merit awards).
Financial aid — grants and scholarships from the federal and state governments and from colleges themselves; from work-study; and from low-interest student and parent loans — can help students choose the educational setting that is best for them. Families are expected to contribute based on their particular financial circumstances. Financial aid is designed to help meet any remaining need.