State Financial Aid

New York

New York State TAP Grant

New York residents may be eligible to receive financial aid funding from the state through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). TAP grant eligibility is determined by utilizing information from a student’s FAFSA related to the student’s family’s New York State taxable income, federal or local pension income, and private annuity income, if applicable, for the prior year.

Other factors that impact a student’s eligibility for TAP include their dependency status and the number of family members in college. Students can learn more about the TAP Grant at the New York State Higher Education website.

New York Enhanced Tuition Awards

Bryant & Stratton College students may apply for New York’s Enhanced Tuition Awards (ETA) Program, a tuition assistance program for New York State residents who are attending private institutions.

The program is managed by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). HESC will review applicants and select award recipients via a review period that comes after the application deadline of June 30, 2025. All applications must be submitted prior to this date to qualify for the 2024-25 award year.

Applicants will need to meet a number of requirements to receive the ETA award. Eligibility for the ETA program includes:

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and a resident of New York State and must have resided in New York for 12 continuous months prior to enrollment.
  • Applicants must pursue an undergraduate degree, enroll in at least 12 credits per term and complete 30 credits each year. Credits must be earned through continuous study with no breaks in enrollment permitted during the period.
  • Applicants must have a valid high school diploma or equivalency diploma or must have passed a “federally approved ‘Ability to Benefit’ test, as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department”.
  • Applicants must have a combined federal adjusted gross income of $110,000 or less.
  • Applicants cannot be in default status on a student loan for any New York State or federal education program, or in default on the repayment of a New York State award.
  • Execute a contract agreeing to reside in New York State for the length of time the award was received; and if employed during such time, be employed in NYS.

To apply for the ETA Program and to learn about additional eligibility requirements and other information on the ETA program, follow this link:

Apply for New York Enhanced Tuition Awards Program

For more information to frequently asked questions about the ETA program, click here.


Ohio residents attending Bryant & Stratton College are eligible to apply for the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG). Grants are available to both full- and part-time students and are based on a a SAI (Student Aid Index) of 3,750 or less and a maximum household income of $96,000.

The deadline to apply for the OCOG is October 1 of each school year. 

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