NY Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Scholarships are available for students that meet residence, income, academic, or other requirements, as established by state law. If you are from New York State, once you complete the FAFSA, your information will be forwarded to the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC). If you have never received a state award before, or if NYSHESC needs more information, you will be sent an Express TAP Application to complete.
An estimated NYS TAP award may be included as part of your financial aid awards, however the state’s notification is your official approved award. Some students may also be selected for state-sponsored awards such as the Academic Excellence Scholarship or the NYS Leaders of Tomorrow award.
NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program
The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a public or private degree-granting college or university located in New York State. More than half of all Clarkson’s programs of study qualify for inclusion in the STEM Incentive Program. Recipients shall receive an annual award for full-time study equal to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York (for 2017-18: $6,670), or actual tuition charged, whichever is less. The STEM award will be reduced by the amount of any other tuition-only assistance awards received. For additional information, please review the NYS STEM Incentive Program website for details about the program.
To apply for the NYS STEM Incentive Program, you must:
More information about NYS financial aid programs is available here.