Grants and Scholarships - Title IV Eligibility Questions and Answers

What are the eligibility requirements for students attending institutions that are TAP eligible but not Title IV eligible?

A change to New York State Education Law makes students who are receiving TAP awards for the first time in the 2010-11 academic year, and attending schools that have not been authorized as eligible for Title IV federal aid by the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year, ineligible to receive TAP at these institutions. 

Students whose first year of attendance began before 2010-11 will be impacted in the following manner:

  • Students who received a New York state financial aid award prior to the 2006-07 academic year at non-Title IV schools are not eligible to receive awards after the 2009-10 academic year; or
  • Students who received their initial award in 2006-07 through 2009-10 are eligible to receive awards through the 2014-15 academic year at non-Title IV schools. Schools currently approved for TAP will lose TAP eligibility if their approval for Title IV participation is revoked by the U.S. Department of Education. Schools that are not approved for TAP participation at the start of the 2007-08 academic year must be Title IV eligible to participate in the TAP program.

 

Will students that are currently attending institutions that are eligible for TAP but not Title IV eligible lose TAP eligibility?

No, students currently attending institutions that are TAP eligible but not Title IV eligible will be "grandfathered". As such, no current student will lose eligibility.