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Summer Federal PELL Grant

Summer Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)


Summer Federal PELL Grant

With the Year-Round Pell Grant, eligible undergraduate students may receive up to 50% more of their maximum Pell award for the academic year. This will allow you to stay on track for graduation, and possibly graduate faster than expected.


  • Earn more credits to graduate on time
  • Take required prerequisites to declare a specific Major
  • Meet the 30 valid credit requirement to maintain NYS Excelsior Scholarship eligibility

A student may be eligible for a summer Pell grant if there is remaining Pell eligibility. Eligible students will automatically be considered for the Pell grant award which will be posted to the student's CUNYfirst account in during the summer term.

Pell Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Summer Pell Grant, you must:

  • Have completed a 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA
  • Be Pell Grant eligible
  • Enroll in appropriate summer classes (please see a financial aid representative for eligibility)
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements
  • Have Lifetime Pell Grant (LEU) eligibility remaining
    NOTE: Students can only receive a maximum of 12 full-time semesters or 600%. Students can check their remaining Pell eligibility on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

If you have any questions regarding the Summer Pell Grant please contact the Financial Aid Office.

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Summer Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

If you are applying for a Summer TAP award, the following two applications must be completed:

  1. The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at
  2. The 2020-2021 TAP application through the "Optional feature-start your state application" link found on the "FAFSA on the Web Submission Confirmation" page, or you can apply at after your FAFSA is processed.

You can receive a Summer TAP award if you meet the following conditions:

    CONTRIBUTORY CREDITS are courses and other academic activities that are recognized as "creditable" toward fulfilling the requirements for a specific degree.
  • Are a full-time Hunter College matriculated student in Spring 2020 (enrolled in at least 12 contributory credits)
  • Earn a total of 24 contributory credits in the prior two consecutive semesters at Hunter College
  • TAP eligibility is not exhausted (most students may receive a maximum of 8 TAP payments for undergraduate study)
  • Meet income eligibility requirements
  • Register for a minimum of 6 contributory credits for Summer 2020 (combination of all credits for all summer sessions)
  • Meet the program pursuit and academic progress requirements prior to certification of the summer term.


If you drop or withdraw from at least one or all of your summer classes, your TAP award may be cancelled. In those cases, students are expected to repay the outstanding tuition balance before registering for the Fall 2020 semester. New York State aid programs does not pay for courses in which students never attended and received a grade of "WN".

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