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NY’s tuition assistance program expanded to part-time students

Part-time students are now eligible for New York’s Tuition Assistance Program, Governor Kathy Hochul announced today.

Hochul said the $150 million expansion of TAP will make assistance available to an additional 75,00 students who are pursuing their degree part-time.

Prior to the expansion, TAP was only available to full-time students.

TAP awards can be up to $5,665 annually for full-time students, according to a release from Hochul’s office.

Awards will be available on a pro-rated basis to eligible students taking six to 11 credits per semester.

Hochul made the announcement on Thursday, August 18 during an event at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.