Tuition Aid Program: Eligibility, Amount and How to Apply

new York State created the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) in an effort to help eligible residents pay their tuition fees.

This scholarship can be up to $5,665 depending on the student’s academic year. Governor of New York Kathy Hochhol It was announced that part-time students are now also eligible for the first time. According to Hoechul, another 75,000 students, who decide to pursue a part-time degree, will benefit from the scholarship.

“Today, we’re talking about a program that will change the lives of many New Yorkers, giving them the key to unlocking the possibility of a better future through a college degree,” Hochul said.

“My first budget just negotiated books, the ink is barely dry, but with $31.5 billion, the highest level of state aid for education and $8.2 billion for higher education.”

“I will invest in people here on this campus and throughout this city and this state. That is my commitment as Governor of New York.

“We come back, we come back strong, and how we do that is to unleash the full potential of each person, making sure that an education, a college degree, a SUNY or CUNY degree is no longer out of reach for them back in New York State.”

Who is eligible and how to apply

To be eligible for the TAP program, Applicant must be a US citizen or otherwise ineligible. They must also be legal residents of New York State for at least one year and need to be enrolled in an accredited degree.

Students must also be in good academic standing, not be in default of any student loan and have a minimum tuition fee of at least $200 per academic year.

The easiest and most direct way to apply for the scholarship is through Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website.


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