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Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (CUNY ASAP) | The City University of New York (CUNY)

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CUNY ASAP helps students earn an associate degree within three years by providing financial, academic, and personal support. Benefits include an ASAP advisor, career development support, tuition help for students on financial aid, and more. The program is available at eleven CUNY colleges in all five boroughs.


Who is eligible

To be eligible for CUNY ASAP, you should:


How to apply

To join ASAP, follow these easy steps:

Note: To join ASAP, students must complete the FAFSA and New York State TAP application each year and accept any federal and state grant aid awarded (Pell, SEOG, TAP).

Students under the New York State Dream Act may be eligible to receive state aid, including TAP, Excelsior, and other state-run scholarships.

If you are or were in foster care, you can receive additional benefits, such as:

  • Tuition and fee gap scholarship (Admissions, CUNY Start, and Math Start)
  • Intersession tuition assistance (Free summer and winter courses)
  • Full coverage of MetroCards (Replacement MetroCards)
  • Full coverage of all textbooks and more

Students between the ages of 17-25, currently or formerly in foster care, and enrolled or on track to join ASAP or ACE are encouraged to register for the CUNY ASAP Foster Care Initiative.


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Updated January 14, 2022