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TAP Award Estimator for Independent Students


Instructions: Answer the following questions and click the "Estimate TAP" button. Please note that some answers are prefilled with the most common responses; you can change these as needed. You can print this page, for your own reference, by clicking on your browser's "Print" button. The estimated award is only for full-time undergraduate study at one college or school.

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Estimated Tap Award **
Attention High School Seniors
The New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program is offered to encourage high school students to pursue STEM careers in New York State. This program provides tuition awards to undergraduate students attending a SUNY or CUNY school, including Community Colleges, in exchange for five years of employment in STEM fields.

If you're a current high school senior in the top 10% of your high school class and will be studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at a SUNY or CUNY school, you may be eligible for an award. The STEM Incentive Program provides annual amounts equal to the SUNY resident tuition rate, or actual tuition, whichever is less. If other tuition-only assistance is received, the amount of the STEM Incentive Program award will be reduced by an equivalent amount.

* 2013 NYS Taxable Income - include New York State, Federal and local government pensions received and private pension and annuity amount excluded in 2013.

** The TAP Estimator is a tool to illustrate the current formula for TAP awards. It is not a predictor of your individual award and you should not rely on the Estimator in making your individual financial decisions. The Estimator functions based on the current TAP formula in law. It is subject to change.