Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP is a state funded program for New York State residents. Grants range from $1000 to $5,665 based upon the family's previous New York State net taxable income. Family's with net taxable incomes up to $125,000 may qualify. Students must be enrolled full time to qualify for TAP. More information about TAP can be found at The TAP Application can be completed online at

Aid For Part-Time Study (APTS)

Part-time students seeking financial aid must complete the APTS application, which is available at the Financial Aid Office. Applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office within 30 days from the start of class. A copy of the New York State tax return must accompany the application. Award amounts cannot exceed $2,000. If a student was not eligible to be claimed as a tax dependent, the students net taxable income cannot exceed $34,250. If a student was claimed or was eligible to be claimed as a tax dependent, or the student was eligible to claim his/her own tax dependents other than a spouse, the family's NYS net taxable income cannot exceed $50,550. Click on the APTS application below to apply and submit it to the Financial Aid Office within 30 days from the start of class.

APTS Application (PDF)

Veteran Tuition Award

Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) are awards for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated in an approved program at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State.

NOTE: Students previously approved for this award must apply for payment each year. Those students who are attending an approved undergraduate or graduate program may apply for payment for the current academic year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and then linking to the TAP on the Web application. Click on the following link for additional information:

Arthur O. Eve - Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

This is a New York State grant program for academically and economically disadvantaged students attending private institutions. The amount of financial assistance and other support provided to HEOP participants are dependent on need as determined by the institution and the program. Selection of eligible applicants for participation is made by the HEOP Director at Daemen in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office.