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.

Estimated TAP Award**
School TypeAnnualPer SemesterPer TrimesterSTEM (Annual Award)***
SUNY 4 Year
SUNY 2 Year
CUNY 4 Year
CUNY 2 Year

* 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 2015. If you don't have this figure available, please use the TAP Award Estimator.

** The Quick TAP 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.

*** 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.