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Applying for TAP



Tips for Completing Your
TAP-on-the-Web Application
Please keep in mind the following tips when completing your online TAP application:

  • Your TAP-on-the-Web application cannot be processed until your FAFSA is complete.

  • TAP awards are not processed until the NYS Budget is passed, which is typically on or after April 1 of each year.

  • If you miss the TAP link after finishing the FAFSA, you must wait 3 business days, until your FAFSA data is received by HESC, before completing your TAP-on-the-Web application.

  • The TAP-on-the-Web application has space for only one school code. Usually it's the first New York State school you named on your FAFSA.

  • When you decide on the school you will attend, please remember to update your TAP application with the name of that school if it's different from the one you included originally.

First, Apply Online for Federal Aid


Next, Complete Your Online TAP Application


Paper FAFSA Instead of Online?


Paper TAP Application Instead of Online?


When Will I Hear About the Status of my TAP Application?


What About Applying for TAP in Subsequent Years?


TAP Application Deadline