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Part-Time TAP Program (PTAP)

Part-time students at approved schools in New York State who were first-time, full-time freshmen in 2006-07 may be eligible for Part-Time TAP to help them pay for college beginning in 2007-08. 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.

How do I know if I am eligible?

To be eligible for Part-Time TAP, a student must:

  • Be a first-time freshman in the 2006-07 academic year or thereafter.
  • Have earned 12 credits or more in each of the two consecutive preceding semesters, for a minimum total of 24 credits earned.
  • Maintain a minimum of a “C” average.

In addition, the student must:

  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be a legal resident of New York State.
  • Have graduated from high school in the United States, or earned a GED, or passed a federally approved Ability To Benefit test (ATB)as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department.
    NOTE: If you have a foreign high school diploma, please contact the Testing Office, located in the General Building, Room 206 or call 718.260.5171 for assistance.
  • Be matriculated in an approved program of study and be in good academic standing.
  • Be charged at least $200 tuition per year.
  • Be taking 6 to11 credits per semester.
  • Not be in default on a student loan guaranteed by HESC and not be in any repayment of state awards.
  • Meet income eligibility limitations.

TAP Credits

Partial TAP payment will be made for students taking 6-11 credits as shown below:

Credits Charged

Percent of Full Award

Points Accrued

6

50%

3

7

58.34%

3.5

8

66.67%

4

9

75%

4.5

10

83.34%

5

11

91.67%

5.5


If you would like more information on State Grant please visit the website: www.hesc.org

If you would like to speak to a TAP representative, please call: 1.888.NYS.HESC or (1.888.697.4372)


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