New York State Programs

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP is a grant available to NY residents for attendance at accredited New York State campuses. This program provides tuition assistance to undergraduate students enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credits) and in good academic standing according to State Education requirements. For undergraduates, this includes a grade point average of 2.0 after having received four payments from TAP. Award amounts are based on New York State net taxable income and range from $425 to $4,970.

This program requires completion of both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Express TAP Application (ETA). The ETA is a multi-year application and will only require updating if New Estimate on your Financial Aid Notice indicates that Stony Brook has not yet received New York State Higher Education Services Corp (HESC) determines that an update is necessary. When your award is finalized, HESC will send you an award certificate. Once Stony Brook receives official notification of your TAP award, the term award will then appear as anticipated aid on your University account.

Please be sure to list Stony Brook's state code 0875. New York State residents who complete the FAFSA on the Web may now link directly to TAP on the Web (TOTW) to apply for TAP and other New York State grants and scholarships. If you missed the link, or you filed a paper FAFSA, go to "Apply for Tap" at to complete the application process.

Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)

APTS is a grant available to matriculated undergraduate students who are New York State residents enrolled for at least 3-11 credits for a maximum of $1000 per semester. A special APTS application is required and available in the Office of Student Services. The application must be submitted with NYS and federal tax forms to the Office of Student Services by the last day of the add-drop period each semester.

Part-Time TAP Program

This is a grant available to Part-time students at approved schools in New York State who were first-time, full-time freshmen in 2006-07. Part-Time TAP is not the same as Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS). For information, please visit

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP/AIM)

This is a state grant available to residents of New York State who are economically and educationally disadvantaged. Students must have been enrolled in an equivalent program during their freshman or sophomore year (i.e., EOP, HEOP, or SEEK). The award consists of a book stipend for the beginning of each term and an EOP award for other educational expenses.