Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grant is a need-based award available to students pursuing their first bachelor's degree. Eligibility is based upon your EFC and enrollment status. You're automatically reviewed for the Pell Grant once Medaille College receives your FAFSA.

The annual maximum amount of the Pell Grant available is subject to change year-to-year by the Department of Education. The maximum Pell Grant available for the 2014-2015 academic year is $5,730 which requires a student to have a $0 EFC and be enrolled full-time for all terms within their academic year.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

The Federal SEOG Grant is a need-based award provided by the Department of Education. Students selected for SEOG will demonstrate significant financial need. You are automatically reviewed for the SEOG award when your financial aid package is being created.

To be eligible for the SEOG Grant, you must have significant financial need as determined by your EFC, be an undergraduate student who is receiving a Pell Grant. The amount of SEOG funding Medaille receives from the Department of Education is subject to change year-to-year.

New York State Tuition Assistance Program

The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,000. Because TAP is a grant, it does not have to be paid back.

The award amount is determined by:

  • Academic year in which first payment of TAP or any state award is received
  • Type of postsecondary institution and the tuition charge
  • Combined family NYS taxable income, Federal, State or local pension income and private pension and annuity income, if applicable.
  • Financial status (dependent or independent)
  • Other family members enrolled in college

For students that are New York State residents they should apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Application and the FAFSA.

Additional information about this award can be found at the

New York State Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)

The New York State Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) is a grant program for undergraduate students funded by New York State. Awards range up to $2,000 for students enrolled between 3 and 11 credits per semester. Eligibility is based on New York State net taxable income and the availability of funds. Apply by submitting the APTS application, available from the Financial Aid Office.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)

The new Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $3,712- $3,760 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Graduate students are eligible for $3,712-$3,760 per year ($7,424-$7,520 total). Undergraduate students may receive up to $14,848-$14,880 for undergraduate study. Part-time students are eligible, but the maximum grant will be reduced. Please note the annual TEACH amount has been reduced due to Government reductions by the sequester, which depending on when the TEACH grant is disbursed, is currently ranging from a 6-7.2% reduction.

The following programs at Medaille are TEACH-Grant eligible: Masters Programs

Medaille College Grants

Medaille College offers a variety of need-based institutional grants.   All full-time undergraduate students who file a FAFSA are automatically considered for a Medaille Grant once their FAFSA is received. Eligibility for a Medaille College Grant is determined when your first financial aid package is created.

Medaille Grants are applied directly towards tuition costs and may be renewable each year of your undergraduate program provided you:

  • File a renewal FAFSA by May 1st
  • Maintain full-time enrollment
  • Meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements

While this award may be renewed, the exact amount of the grant is subject to change year-to-year.

Named Grants and Scholarships

named grant or scholarship is financial aid that is available from a donor or donors to the university. The Office of College Relations collaborates with existing and potential donors to help raise funding for grants and scholarships.

Most often, the donor of a fund will determine the eligibility requirements for students to receive their scholarship or grant. Medaille will work to ensure that all named grants and scholarships are distributed equitably and meet the wishes of a donor.

Applications for these scholarships and grants to continuing students are available annually in the spring semester.  Students must complete a scholarship application and all applications meeting the submission deadline are considered by the College Scholarship Committee.   If you receive an endowed grant or scholarship, you will be asked to submit a Thank You Letter for the donor.

Outside scholarships

Many scholarships and grants are offered by private sources, such as fraternal and religious organizations, labor unions, professional associations, social groups, and ethnic associations. Because they are private and therefore not administered by Medaille, it is up to you to research and apply for them on your own. The best place to start your research is your local church or synagogue, or a local club such as the Lions or Kiwanis. In addition, various publications contain private resource information; they can be found in your local library or bookstore. You can also search online at, or

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