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A grant is gift aid that does not need to be repaid. The information you provide via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE determines your eligibility for the following grant programs:
Syracuse University Grant
This grant is awarded based on financial need, and on information submitted on the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to students based on federal eligibility and the information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
An FSEOG is awarded to students with exceptional financial need and is based on the availability of funds. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. The award is determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) provides grants to students who intend to teach in an elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Grant recipients agree to teach for at least four years, within eight years of finishing their teacher preparation program, and to teach high-need subjects in designated schools. Learn more about the TEACH grant.
To Decline or Reduce Your Federal TEACH Grant
To reduce or decline the Federal TEACH Grant, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs by completing this online form.
New York State Grant
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) awards grants to NY residents attending college full time in New York State. Your Financial Aid Award Notice may include a TAP estimate based on your FAFSA application, however, New York State determines your actual award based on New York State tax returns. Students must apply annually; the FAFSA links to the NYS TAP application.
Your TAP award is an estimate. After New York State verifies your application with your New York State Income Tax Return, your award may be adjusted. If the initial estimate is higher than your actual award, additional Syracuse University funding cannot be used to cover the difference between the estimate and the actual award.
Renewing Your Grant
It is required that you reapply each year that you wish to be considered for financial aid, including grants. All financial aid applications are reviewed annually for eligibility, and awards are based on funding levels.
To apply for financial aid, including grants, for the next academic year, you must:
- For federal financial aid, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- For a Syracuse University Grant, file the College Scholarship Service (CSS)/Financial Aid PROFILE
The amount of federal financial aid is determined annually based on federal regulations, student eligibility, and the availability of funds. Syracuse University Grants are generally renewed; however, they may be adjusted if there are changes in family circumstances (e.g. other siblings no longer in college, change in family income, or new information required.)
Check your MySlice To-Do List in March for details on filing for financial aid for the next academic year.