Federal and State Grants for Students
Grants are offered to entering students on the basis of financial need. A FAFSA form must be filed in order to receive these grants. The combination of scholarships and grants may not exceed tuition costs. For more information about specific grants, see below or contact the Office of Financial Aid at 212-517-0500 or email at Financial Aid.
Federal Pell Grant
This federally funded grant is based upon the data provided on the FAFSA form. The maximum award for the 2012-2013 school year is $5,550. A Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. For more information about Pell Grants, visit the Federal Student Aid site.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This is an additional federal grant awarded by the college to Pell eligible students with exceptional financial need. Funds are limited.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
This grant is awarded to New York state residents who are attending college full time in New York state. The award is based on the combined New York state net taxable income of the student and family. The current award ranges from $500 - $4925 annually. For more information visit the HESC website at the www.hesc.com. MMC's New York State TAP school code is 0447.
Beginning in 2007-08 students who have completed requirements as a first-time freshman in 2006-07 and thereafter may qualify for a part-time TAP award. Students must be enrolled for 6 to 11 credits and in the previous academic year have earned two consecutive semesters of 12 credits each (24 credits total) and maintained a "C" average. Awards are based on New York State net taxable income, tuition charged, type of institution attended and number of credits taken. Must file a TAP application.
Aid for Part-time Study (APTS)
The NYS APTS program provides grant assistance for eligible part-time students enrolled in approved undergraduate studies. Awards provide up to $2,000 per year for part-time undergraduate study at participating institutions in New York State. An APTS award cannot exceed tuition charges.
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
HEOP developed as private colleges and universities and New York State recognized the need to provide higher education for students who have academic potential but lack the necessary preparation and are economically disadvantaged. HEOP is funded by a New York State Higher Education Opportunity Grant in conjunction with Marymount Manhattan College funding. For complete eligibility requirements entering freshmen should contact the HEOP Office at 212-517-0590.