Award Amounts & Estimators

TAP Award Amounts

 

TAP awards range from $500 to $5,165 per year.  The award amount is determined by:

  • Academic year in which first payment of TAP or any state award is received
  • Type of postsecondary institution and the tuition charge
  • Combined family NYS taxable income, Federal, State or local pension income and private pension and annuity income, if applicable
  • Financial status (dependent or independent)
  • Other family members enrolled in college

 

For Students at Degree-Granting and Not-for-Profit Institutions

 

TAP awards, available for undergraduate and proprietary students only, cannot exceed the maximum amounts shown or 100 percent of tuition, whichever is less.

Dependent Students or Independent Students who are Married and Have Tax Dependents or Independent Students Who are Single and Have Tax Dependents
First year in which student received an awardAward Range
2000 - 2001 and thereafter$500 - $5,165
1994 - 1995 through 1999 - 2000$500 - $4,290
All years prior to 1994 - 1995$500 - $3,740

 

Independent Students Who are Married and Have No Other Tax Dependents
First year in which student received an awardAward Range
Applicable to students who receive awards in any school year$500 - $3,025

 

Independent Students Who are Single With No Tax Dependents
First year in which student received an awardAward Range
All years since 1994 - 1995$500 - $3,025
1992 - 1993 and 1993 - 1994$500 - $2,575
All years prior to 1992 - 1993$500 - $2,450
For Students at Proprietary Registered Non-Degree Private Business Schools

Undergraduate students enrolled in four-year programs may receive up to four years of assistance for full-time study, and up to five years of assistance in an approved specialized program.

Student TypeAward Range
Dependent students or Independent students who are married or have tax dependents$100 to $800
Independent students who are single with no tax dependents$100 to $640

Use these calculators to estimate a TAP award.

TAP Award Estimator

The TAP Award Estimator gives an estimate of the amount a student may receive from the New York State Tuition Assistance Program.

Quick TAP Estimator

The Quick TAP Estimator gives a more general estimate of the amount a student may receive from the New York State Tuition Assistance Program, based on fewer questions.