NY Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Awarded By

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

Award Amount

Award amounts may vary based on the student's financial status and income, the type of postsecondary institution and the tuition charge, and the amount of allocated funds available. Award amounts can be up to $5,165 annually, renewable for up to four additional years. Awards cannot exceed the student's cost of tuition. For additional details, student should contact his/her schools financial aid office.


The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of funds available. In the previous academic year approximately 397,000 awards were disbursed.

Additional Information

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is New York's largest grant program. The program provides eligible New York residents with need-based assistance to help cover the cost of tuition at approved schools in New York State. Eligible students must be matriculated in an approved program of study and be in good academic standing and not be in default on a student loan guaranteed by HESC or on any repayment of state awards. HESC will make payments to schools on behalf of students upon certification of eligibility and submission of appropriate financial aid applications. Students must be charged $200 or more in tuition per year and meet the following income limitations: Dependent undergraduate students or students who are married or have tax dependents must not have a New York State NET taxable income which exceeds $80,000; married independent undergraduate students who are married and have no other tax dependents must not have a New York State NET taxable income which exceeds $40,000; and single independent undergraduate students with no dependents must not have a New York State NET taxable income which exceeds $10,000.

Deadline Info

Applications are available from the New York State Higher Education Service Corporation (HESC) website. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and TAP on the Web appli ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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