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NYS Tuition Assistance Program Is Now Open for Applicants


Gov. Kathy Hochul’s announced that the New York State Tuition Assistance Program, or TAP, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is now open for applicants for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Since TAP launched in 1974, it remains one of the nation’s largest need-based college financial aid programs and has provided nearly $30 billion to help more than 6 million New Yorkers make college more affordable and accessible. The program is available to full-time and part-time matriculated learners who study at an approved postsecondary institution in New York State. In the 2020-2021 school year alone, over 250,000 New Yorkers were awarded more than $700 million in tuition assistance through TAP. 

In a statement, Hochul called TAP instrumental in helping students from low-income families, first-generation college students, and other learners achieve their academic aspirations.

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