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TAP Residency Verification

Students who are receiving New York State Tuition Assistance (TAP) may be asked to complete an application to verify their New York State residency. State regulations require that TAP recipients be residents of the State in order to receive this benefit.

How To Apply

If directed to apply, applicants should download the   Residency Application Form and mail their completed application, along with the requested supporting documentation, to the Office of Student Accounts. Applications should be accompanied by at least three (3) forms of supporting documentation as requested in the application.

Applications should be mailed to:

Residency Applications
Student Accounts Office
Stony Brook University
PO Box 619
Stony Brook, NY 11790-0619

Please note that applications received in the Office of Student Accounts are imaged upon receipt, and the original application form is destroyed. For this reason, we ask that you do not submit original copies of any documentation. Our office will be unable to return any original documentation submitted.

We also ask that you minimize the number of staples used on your application, and avoid attaching post-it notes or other annotation tabs to the application form. Please complete your application in blue or black ink. We also ask that do not use pencil to complete your application.

Review Process and Timeline

All applications are reviewed in the order of receipt in the Office of Student Accounts. Incomplete applications, applications that have not been signed and notarized, as well as applications received without sufficient supporting documentation, will delay a response.

Processing times will vary depending on application volume. It can take between 2-4 weeks to receive an initial response on your application.

Communication regarding your application will be communicated via email. It is important that you check your email regularly to ensure that you reply to any requests for additional documentation or information in a timely fashion. This will speed the review of your application.

Your application decision will also be communicated via email.