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HESC is New York State’s student financial aid agency that helps people pay for college and a national leader in providing need based grant and scholarship award money to college-going students. At HESC’s core are programs like the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), numerous state scholarships, federal college access grants and a highly successful College Savings program. HESC puts college within the reach of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers each year through programs like these and through the guidance it provides to students, families and counselors. In 2012-13, HESC helped more than 342,000 students achieve their college dreams by providing more than $979.4 million in grants, scholarships and loan forgiveness benefits, including $931 million awarded through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

News Releases

The latest information about what's happening at HESC.

HESC e-Library

An electronic library of articles and podcasts on a variety of college planning and financial literacy topics. The materials are free and may be used when reaching out to middle school, high school, college, and college-bound students and their families.

HESC Annual Reports and Financial Statements

NY GEARUP - 2005 To Present

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

Press Contact

Members of the press should contact:
Kathy Crowder
Senior Vice President for Communications
99 Washington Ave., Room 1315
Albany, NY 12255
518-402-1448 phone
518-474-5593 fax