Some students need to attend college on a part-time basis because of the impact of a disability. If a student can only take from 3 – 11 credits per semester, it may be advisable for the student to compare what the financial aid staff refer to as “Disability TAP” with the Aid for Part-time Studies (AFPTS). AFTPS and TAP both come from the state’s tuition support funding, but how “points” are allocated in their use is quite different as are the sums of money available. The director of financial aid has found that the amount is usually higher with the Disability TAP, and the number of points used up out of a maximum of 60 is less than if AFPTS were the funding source. Students should check to see which is the best bargain for them before the funding decisions are made.

Link to Financial Aid Web site