Higher Education Services Corporation

Enhanced Tuition Awards Application

Putting Students First


The Enhanced Tuition Awards Program.

The Enhanced Tuition Awards program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a private college located in New York State. Recipients will receive $6,000 through a combination of their TAP award, ETA award and a match from their private college.

A recipient of an Enhanced Tuition Award is eligible to receive award payments for not more than two years of full-time undergraduate study in a program leading to an Associate's degree or four years of full-time undergraduate study, or five years if the program of study normally requires five years in a program leading to a Bachelor's degree.

You must live in New York State for the length of time you received the award. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the conversion of your award to a no-interest loan.

See if your college is participating.

What You Need

To complete the application you will need:

Copies of your family's 2015 New York State income tax return(s)

Application Deadline: August 21, 2017


An applicant must:

Application Resources

Download and print these tips sheets to help you complete your Enhanced Tuition Awards application.


To receive subsequent payments each year after initial application, a Enhanced Tuition Awards recipient must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Payment of State Grants, Scholarships and Awards Application each year.

How to Apply



For any questions on the Enhanced Tuition Awards application contact the Enhanced Tuition Awards Hotline at 888-697-4372 or send them an email.