Some grant programs provide assistance for undergraduate study only (e.g., Aid for Part-Time Study) while others also provide awards for graduate study (e.g., Tuition Assistance Program, Veterans Tuition Awards).
Education Law provides up to eight years of TAP and Veterans Tuition Award (VTA) eligibility: four years at the undergraduate level and four years at the graduate level. If a student enrolls in an approved five-year undergraduate program, the student can receive five years of assistance but then can receive a maximum of three years of awards at the graduate level.(Effective 2010-11 and thereafter, TAP funding for graduate students is no longer available. Graduate funding for the VTA has not been affected)