Quick TAP Estimator

Use our Quick TAP Award Estimator to give you a more general estimate of the amount you may receive from the New York State Tuition Assistance Program.

Instructions: Answer the following questions and click the "Estimate TAP" button. You can print this page, for your own reference, by clicking on your browser's "Print" button. The estimated award is only for full-time undergraduate study at one college or school.

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    (Use the table below to determine the appropriate schedule.)
    TAP Schedules (Note: Degree includes not-for-profit institutions)
    Year you first received NYS AidFinancially dependent student or independent student with dependentsFinancially independent unmarried student with no dependentsFinancially independent married student with no dependents
    DegreeNon-degreeDegreeNon-degreeDegreeNon-degree
    2000-01 to 2014-15
    E
    H
    M
    P
    C
    H
    1994-95 to 1999-2000
    D
    H
    M
    P
    C
    H
    1992-93 or 1993-94
    A
    G
    L
    P
    C
    G
    1990-91 or 1991-92
    A
    H
    K
    P
    C
    H
    1989-90
    A
    G
    K
    P
    C
    G
    1988-89 or Prior
    A
    F
    K
    P
    C
    F
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Estimated Tap Award **
Attention High School Seniors

The New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program is offered to encourage high school students to pursue STEM careers in New York State. This program provides tuition awards to undergraduate students attending a SUNY or CUNY school, including Community Colleges, in exchange for five years of employment in STEM fields. Click here for additional information on the STEM Incentive Program.

If you're a current high school senior in the top 10% of your high school class and will be studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at a SUNY or CUNY school, you may be eligible for an award. The STEM Incentive Program provides annual amounts equal to the SUNY resident tuition rate, or actual tuition, whichever is less. If other tuition-only assistance is received, the amount of the STEM Incentive Program award will be reduced by an equivalent amount.

*  The Total NYS Taxable Balance is the sum of the student's and parent's New York State Taxable Incomes plus New York State, Federal and local government pension income, plus any private pension and annuity amount excluded in 2013. If you don't have this figure available, please use the TAP Award Estimator.

**  The Quick TAP Award Estimator is a tool to illustrate the current formula for TAP awards. It is not a predictor of your individual award and you should not rely on the Estimator in making your individual financial decisions. The Estimator functions based on the current TAP formula in law. It is subject to change.