New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

  • Bachelor
  • $500 - $5,165

TAP funds are awarded based on a family’s income, and awards range from $500 - $5,165 for new TAP grant recipients.

Cornell University
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To apply for TAP funds, students must be New York state residents, be attending college full-time, and have a family taxable income (New York State) of less than $80,001.

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The scholarship is between $500 and $5,165


To apply:

  • Submit the FAFSA application (look for state aid application on the confirmation page of FAFSA)
  • Complete Cornell’s Financial Aid application process
  • Complete the TAP Application, available from:
  • The confirmation page upon completion of your FAFSA OR
  • The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website - use your PIN (personal identification number) provided by HESC when filling out the TAP application.