Part-time TAP

TAP is available for students attending SUNY, CUNY and not-for-profit independent degree-granting colleges on a part-time basis.

To be eligible for Part-time TAP, you must meet all of the eligibility requirements for TAP, plus: 

  • have earned 12 credits or more in each of the two consecutive semesters, for a minimum total of 24 credits earned

Part-time TAP is not the same as Aid for Part-time Study.

To apply, you complete and submit the FAFSA and TAP applications and follow the instructions provided.

TAP Credits

Semester Schools

Partial TAP payment will be made for students taking 6-11 credits as shown below:
Points Accrual for Part-time TAP Payments - Semester Schools
CreditsPercent of Full AwardPoints Accrued
6
50.00%
3
7
58.34%
3.5
8
66.67%
4
9
75.00%
4.5
10
83.34%
5
11
91.67%
5.5

Trimester Schools

Partial TAP payment will be made for students taking 4-7 credits as shown below:
Points Accrual for Part-time TAP Payments - Trimester Schools
CreditsPercent of Full AwardPoints Accrued
4
50.00%
2
5
62.50%
2.5
6
75.00%
3
7
87.50%
3.5