Part-time undergraduate students at approved institutions in New York State who were
first-time, full-time freshmen in academic year 2006-07 or thereafter, may be eligible
for Part-time TAP to help pay for college beginning in the summer of
2007. Students who have attended college and/or received TAP prior to academic year
2006-07 are ineligible.
Part-time TAP is an entitlement program that uses up TAP eligibility (a maximum of
48 points for four years of full-time or eight years of part-time undergraduate study
or 60 points for students enrolled in approved five-year programs).
In addition to the general eligibility, students must:
- Be matriculated;
- Be enrolled for at least 6 but fewer than 12 semester hour credits or the equivalent;
- Have earned 12 credits in each of two consecutive prior semesters (credits from New
York State not-for-profit institutions only); a full-time summer term can be used
to meet the prior study requirement;
- Maintain a "C" average and meet good academic standing requirements;
- Meet income eligibility limitations (income limits are the same as for TAP).
A student must meet the 24-semester credit prior study requirement only once to be
eligible for Part-time TAP.