The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,165. Because TAP is a grant, it does not have to be paid back.


Eligibility & Income Limits

If you are a New York State resident going to an approved school in New York State, you may be eligible for TAP.

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Apply for TAP

Applying for TAP online is quick and easy.

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Award Amounts & Estimators

Learn about TAP award amounts and use these calculators to estimate your award.

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TAP School Codes

Find the name and code number of the New York State school you will attend.

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Check TAP Status

Log in with our TAP or HESC PIN to check the status of your TAP award.

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Get answers to all your TAP questions.

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