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Check the status of your TAP application at any time by launching your Student Account.
Applying for New York State's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) online is quick.

Make Sure You Have Completed the FAFSA

Before you begin your TAP application, you must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you haven't, click here to begin.

Link to the TAP Application from the FAFSA

New York State (NYS) Residents attending NYS schools will have the option to link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page. If you exited the FAFSA before selecting this option, you can complete the application after HESC receives your FAFSA data (three days). HESC will send you an email or postcard notifying you to complete the TAP application online if you did not select the FAFSA link to TAP on the Web.

The Application Process Begins With Creation of Your HescPIN

At the beginning of the online TAP application process you will be prompted to create a HESC-specific user name and personal identification number called a HescPIN. You will use your HescPIN when "signing" your TAP application and when accessing your HESC account information in the future.

Need More Information?

For additional information, contact HESC.