Grants

Financial aid is divided into three basic categories: grants/scholarships, loans, and employment programs. Grants/Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Loans usually carry some form of interest payment and must be paid back to the lender. Employment Programs allow the student the chance to earn money to help with educational expenses.

FEDERAL PROGRAMS
PROGRAM DETAIL & ELIGIBILITY
AWARD LIMITS
HOW TO APPLY

Federal Pell Grant

Does not need to be repaid.

Available to matriculated undergraduates who have NOT earned a first bachelor’s degree. Eligibility is determined by a federal formula. You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

2014-2015 academic year amounts range from $602 to $5730.

2014-2015 View Pell Look-Up Chart

2013-2014-academic year amounts range from $605 to $5645.

2013-2014 View Pell Look-Up Chart

Once you have received a Pell Grant for 12 semesters, or the equivalent, you are no longer eligible for additional Pell Grants.

For more information:

http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/pell/calculate-eligibility

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) With Stony Brook's School Code 002838.

Visit Applying for Federal Aid for more details

 

SEOG


Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant

Does not need to be repaid.
Available to matriculated undergraduates who have NOT earned a first bachelor’s degree and who demonstrate exceptional financial need. You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Awards can range from $200 to $4000 per year.

The average yearly award at Stony Brook is $500. This is due to a limited amount of federal funding.

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) With Stony Brook's School Code 002838:

Priority is given to students who file their FAFSA before the March 1st deadline. 

Visit Applying for Federal Aid for more details.

 

STATE PROGRAMS
PROGRAM DETAIL & ELIGIBILITY
AWARD LIMITS
HOW TO APPLY

TAP

Tuition Assistance Program

Does not need to be repaid.

Administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) and is available to full-time* undergraduate matriculated students who are New York State residents. Additional information and application procedures are available on the HESC web site. Satisfactory Academic Progress is a requirement.

*FULL TIME ENROLLMENT FOR TAP REQUIRES A MINIMUM ENROLLMENT OF 12 CREDITS.

Up to tuition cost

Complete your Tap application using Stony Brook school code.

Undergrads - 0875

 

Visit Applying for TAP for more details.

APTS

Aid for Part-Time Study.

Does not need to be repaid.

Available to matriculated undergraduate students who are New York State residents enrolled for 3-11 credits for fall /spring terms. Eligibility is based on New York State net taxable income.

Additional information and application procedures are available on the HESC web site.

Awards provide up to $2,000 per year for part-time undergraduate study. An APTS award cannot exceed tuition charges.

An APTS Application and a copy of the student's and parent's (if applicable) New York State Income Tax Return must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services no later than the last day of the add/drop period for each semester. Visit our forms page to download the application.

EOP


Educational Opportunity Program.


Does not need to be repaid.

Available to undergraduate students enrolled in the EOP Program at Stony Brook University. Students are offered two separate awards: a book stipend issued to the student at the beginning of each term and an EOP award. EOP students must be full-time to receive these funds.

Awards amounts are dependent upon the availability of state budget funding for this program.

In order to be considered for the EOP program students must apply as an incoming freshman during the admissions application process. Transfer students who have already been admitted to an EOP program in another academic institution should apply to the Undergraduate Admissions office as an EOP transfer student. Space is limited.

NYS Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program


Does not need to be repaid.

The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship for the top 10 percent of students in each New York State high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associates or bachelor degree program and agree to work in a STEM field in New York State for 5 years after graduation.

Additional information is available on the HESC web site.

Recipients shall receive an annual award for full-time study equal to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York, or actual tuition charged, whichever is less. The STEM award will be reduced by the amount of any other tuition-only assistance award received. An applicant must complete and submit the New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Incentive Program Web Supplement by August 15. 

Recipients are not required to submit another New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Incentive Program Web Supplement once they have been awarded this scholarship, but must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NYS Scholarship and Grant Payment Application each year. 

GOP


Graduate Opportunity Program.


Does not need to be repaid.

This state-funded award is provided to graduate students who are NY State residents who previously graduated from an EOP, HEOP, or SEEK program. To receive this award, you must be enrolled full-time (12 credits) in a first-time graduate/professional degree program.  

You must maintain full-time enrollment (12 credits) each semester, and must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to continue to receive financial assistance from this program. Students with I grades and W grades will also be ineligible to continue in the program without the approval of a financial aid advisor.

Awards amounts are dependent upon the availability of state budget funding for this program.

Students who are confirmed as having been enrolled in undergraduate EOP/HEOP/SEEK programs at either SBU or another institution will be considered to receive a GOP award.

Students who completed their EOP program at Stony Brook, who have been admitted to a graduate program at Stony Brook, should contact their EOP advisor to insure that they are on the GOP Roster sent from the Director of EOP to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.

Students who completed their undergraduate career at an academic institution other than Stony Brook University will need to furnish a statement of graduation from the EOP program from the institution on their official letterhead. It must be mailed to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.

To learn more about other scholarships and grants administered by NY State Higher Education Services, including NY State Aid to Native Americans visit http://www.hesc.ny.gov.