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. Across more than 40 years, five million New Yorkers have used TAP to help meet their college expenses.  Currently, nearly 85,000 resident students depend on TAP annually to attend an independent college or university in New York State.  Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,165. TAP provides grants for more than 300,000 state residents enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at a college or university in New York State. For more information, click here.


2017-18: $1,109.61 billion

2016-17: $1,039.60 billion

2015-16: $1,021.40 billion

2014-15: $976.68 million