Important Information regarding an error with TAP awards

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Dear Colleagues,

HESC has identified a programming error for some TAP recipients dating back to the 2021-22 academic year through the 2023-24 academic year. The error incorrectly categorized independent students without dependents on the same award schedule as independent students with dependents.

This error resulted in an overpayment of TAP awards to these recipients during this time. Consequently, some students will see a significant decrease in their TAP award determinations. The error has been resolved and adjustments in award allocations for impacted students have been made in accordance with Education Law 665(4)(a). HESC has dispersed remittance advices to schools for the 2021-22, 2022-23, and 2023-24 academic years. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your continued partnership.

Sincerely,

NYS Higher Education Services Corporation