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State Aid

New York State administers several financial aid programs.

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) provides grants to students to full-time students taking twelve or more credits applicable toward their degree program per semester. Families with a New York State net taxable income (gross income minus 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. To apply, New York State residents attending NYS schools can link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA submission page. Students may also access the application directly at to apply or check their application status online. It is strongly suggested that you access your Financial Aid Certification Tracking System (FACTS) account through the CUNY Portal to ensure that you are eligible academically.

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 3 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 New York State Grants 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