Undergraduates may apply for TAP for the summer*, fall, and spring semesters, and may receive TAP for up to four years of study (eight semesters). Binghamton University's TAP code is 0880.
TAP provides undergraduate students who are residents of New York State and meet financial and academic criteria with grants from $500 to $5,000 per academic year. Limits for minimum and maximum awards are determined by the New York State Legislature. Click here for TAP estimator.
Effective with the 2010-11 academic year, graduate students are no longer eligible for TAP.
*NOTE: Using TAP during a summer session will reduce one of the 8, full-time semesters depending on the number of credits in summer. Students are discouraged from using TAP awards during the summer as they will need full TAP awards for full-time enrollment during the regular academic year.
How to apply for TAP
• Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
• After completing your FAFSA, begin your online TAP application immediately using the link on your FAFSA Confirmation Page.
• If you miss the TAP link after finishing the FAFSA, you must wait 3-4 business days, until your FAFSA data is received and processed by HESC. You will then receive an email directing you to the HESC web site to complete the TAP on the Web application.
• If you received TAP in the previous year, you will still need to complete the TAP application via the link emailed to you after completing the FAFSA. Your information will be pre-filled from the prior year.
What is APTS?
APTS is a New York state grant program for students pursuing an undergraduate degree on a part-time basis.
How much aid is available?
Eligible undergraduate students can receive up to $2,000 per year to assist in paying tuition expenses.
To be eligible for APTS, New York state requires you to:
Students must also meet the following income guidelines:
How to apply
New York State students may be eligible for a variety of scholarship and award programs to help pay for college. Click here to learn about eligibility requirements and application information.
If you have been awarded one of the following scholarships, you must notify the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) via the “Tap Application Process” :
Last Updated: 2/21/12