Certain forms of federal, State, and institutional assistance are considered to duplicate the purposes of TAP awards, Aid for Part-Time Study awards, and Veterans Tuition Awards and therefore limit the amount of these awards.
According to section 145-2.13 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the following awards are duplicative:
- An educational grant or scholarship by the Armed Forces of the United States or by a federal agency that provides tuition assistance;
- A tuition grant awarded by a New York State department or agency;
- Tuition remission or a tuition grant or waiver awarded by the institution on the basis of the student’s status as a faculty or staff member or dependent; service as a graduate assistant or other services related to the student’s program; or the student’s enrollment in a particular program of study.
- Any other educational grants or scholarships if the combination of such awards with other benefits would exceed the student’s full cost of tuition and maintenance*.
The following forms of assistance are not duplicative:
- Pell grants
- Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
- Montgomery G.I. Bill (benefits of the Veterans Readjustment Act of 1966)
- United States War Orphan’s Educational Benefits
- Special assistance for disadvantaged students
- Tuition grants from VESID at the State Education Department
- Tuition grants from the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped of the Department of Social Services
- Academic, athletic or other prizes if the combination of such awards with TAP awards does not exceed the student’s cost of tuition and maintenance;
- Nonservice grants by the institution, or tuition credit in lieu of grants to supplement the State award based on the student’s total financial need;
- Salary, or tuition credit in lieu of salary, representing payment solely for services performed and not as a tuition grant or waiver.
*”Maintenance” is defined in section 145-2.13 as “charges for room, board, transportation, textbooks and instructional material, and personal or other expenses normally calculated by the institution for determining student expenses” for financial aid purposes.