Grants

Detailed information about financial aid grants at Trocaire College

There are three categories of federal student aid: grants, work-study (hyperlink), and loans (hyperlink). Grants are generally awarded based on financial eligibility. Grants can come from many sources such as the federal and state government.

Federal Grants

Pell Awarded to undergraduates. Grant is based on student’s financial need.

*Pell has a lifetime limit.  A student cannot exceed the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters.

*Pell counts any previous semesters used at another institution.

The amount changes each year. Currently for 2016-2017, $598 – $5,815 per year.

*Estimated between $606 – $5,920 for the 2017-2018 year.

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Awarded to undergraduates based on “exceptional” financial need. The amount changes each year. Currently for 2016-2017, $600 – $1,300.

 

New York State Grant

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Based on Financial Need.

*TAP has a lifetime limit.  An Associate’s Degree/Certificate student cannot exceed 6 semesters.  A Bachelor’s Degree student cannot exceed 8 semesters.

*TAP counts any previous semesters used at another institution.

Currently for 2016-2017, $500 – $5,165 per year.

The two major sources are the Federal Pell program and the State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Please note: anyone convicted and having completed incarceration for a forcible or non-forcible sexual offense is ineligible to receive a Federal Pell grant

Trocaire Grant

This grant is determined by the financial aid counselor and is based on your economic need. It generally amounts to $600 – $1,300 annually.