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Part-time TAP Program



Part-time TAP helps eligible New York residents attending in-state postsecondary institutions on a part-time basis pay for tuition. Part-time TAP is a grant and does not have to be paid back. Part-time TAP is not the same as Aid for Part-Time Study.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for Part-time TAP, a student must:
In addition, the student must:

Eligible Institutions

To be eligible, students must attend one of the following:

How to Apply

To apply, complete and submit the FAFSA and TAP applications and follow the instructions provided.

Income Limits

The income limits for Part-time TAP are the same as those for undergraduate TAP:

TAP Credits

Semester Schools

Partial TAP payment will be made for students taking 6-11 credits as shown below:
Points Accrual for Part-time TAP Payments - Semester Schools
CreditsPercent of Full AwardPoints Accrued
6
50.00%
3
7
58.34%
3.5
8
66.67%
4
9
75.00%
4.5
10
83.34%
5
11
91.67%
5.5
Trimester Schools
Partial TAP payment will be made for students taking 4-7 credits as shown below:
Points Accrual for Part-time TAP Payments - Trimester Schools
CreditsPercent of Full AwardPoints Accrued
4
50.00%
2
5
62.50%
2.5
6
75.00%
3
7
87.50%
3.5