New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) provides grants to students to assist them in paying tuition. Families with a New York State net taxable income (gross income less deductions and allowances for exemptions) of $80,000 or less may qualify for a TAP grant. The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC) administers this program. TAP awards range from $500 to full CUNY tuition. If you receive a CUNY award letter with a TAP grant listed, you should consider it to be an estimate. You will receive an actual TAP award notification directly from NYSHESC. The application for TAP is sent to you after you complete and submit the FAFSA, whether you complete the online or the paper version. You can check the status of your TAP application online at www.hesc.ny.gov.
Aid for Part-Time Study Program (APTS)
The Aid for Part-Time Study Program (APTS) is a New York State program for students pursuing a degree as a part-time student. To be considered for an APTS grant you must be enrolled for between 6 credits and 11 credits. Awards are made by York College based on the availability of funds from New York State. The application is sent to you as a result of your submitting the FAFSA and listing York College.
Other State Scholarships and Awards
New York State offers a number of special scholarships for students who excelled in high school, or who may be pursuing particular academic objectives in special programs. Information about these scholarships may be obtained from the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation at www.hesc.ny.gov.