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Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Please check with New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) at (888) 697-4372 for the deadline governing TAP.

Submit your TAP application.

NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP - NY Residents Only)

This is a New York State grant that is determined by your family’s New York State net taxable income. You must file a separate application with the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC) which, in turn, will issue you an official award notice. The TAP amount that appears on the Financial Aid Award Notice is only an estimated award until NYS determines your actual award amount and sends the information to the school. TAP is limited to 8 semesters for eligibility (10 semesters for EOP students). Learn more about TAP eligibility.

Withdrawing and Your New York State Aid Eligibility

  • If TAP was awarded and certified for full time tuition for the term of withdrawal, then it will be de-certified for the following term. An appeal will be necessary.
  • If TAP was certified as a withdrawal with liability, then the student will receive the reduced amount of the award for the term of withdrawal and will most likely be de-certified the following term. An appeal will be necessary for the following term.
  • If tuition charges are reduced or cancelled for the term of withdrawal, the current TAP award will be reduced or cancelled accordingly.

Please speak to the Registrar’s Office in regards to certification of your award during these circumstances.

TAP Expansion

New York State residents planning to attend a State University of New York college should apply for the New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

TAP is available for eligible students taking 6 or more credit hours per semester in their program of study.

TAP awards are based on NYS net taxable income and other factors. FAFSA applicants will link to the TAP application if:

  • You are a New York State resident, and
  • You included at least one approved New York State college on your FAFSA.

SUNY Tuition Credit (NY Residents Only)

A supplemental award to TAP for NY Residents only.