What’s the difference between Pell and TAP?
Pell and TAP are both grant money that you don’t need to pay back. Pell is grant money from the Federal government and TAP is a grant from New York State. Because the money comes from different legislative bodies, there are different rules for each form of aid. There may be a time when you are eligible for Pell but not for TAP. That’s because they have different rules associated with each form of aid.