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Part-time TAP helps a first-time New York resident freshman in the 2006-07 academic year or thereafter that has earned 12 credits or more in each of the two consecutive semesters, for a minimum total of 24 credits earned and maintained a minimum of a "C" average. Part-time TAP is not the same as the Aid for Part-time Study Program.

To be eligible for Part-Time TAP, you 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 as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department
  • Be matriculated in an approved program of study and be in good academic standing
  • Be charged at least $200 tuition per year
  • Be taking at least 6 but fewer than 12 credits per semester
  • Not be in default on a State or federal student loan or on any repayment of state awards. Meet income eligibility limitations
  • File a FAFSA for the same academic year as the TAP application