Apply for TAP
Apply through the FAFSA
The easiest way to apply for TAP is through the FAFSA. Make sure you have completed your FAFSA!
New York State (NYS) residents attending NYS schools can link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page.
Didn't Apply for TAP through the FAFSA? You Can Still Apply
If you exited the FAFSA before completing the TAP application – and you filled in your New York State address and a New York State college on the FAFSA – HESC will automatically receive your information in about three days. HESC will then send you an email or postcard with directions to complete the TAP application online.
Received this notice from HESC? Apply now.
The Application Process Begins with Creation of Your HescPIN
At the beginning of the online TAP application, you will be prompted to create a HESC-specific user name and personal identification number called a HescPIN. You will use your HescPIN when "signing" your TAP application and when accessing your HESC account information in the future.