Where could I go for more information about my TAP award?
The HESC Customer Communication Center can be reached by telephone toll-free at 1-888-NYS-HESC (1-888-697-4372) or 1-518-473-1574. The Customer Communication Center answers general inquiries. If you are calling about your TAP grant or student loan, please have your account number ready. You could also reach them on the web by going to www.hesc.org.
To obtain a quick estimate of your TAP award: TAP Award Estimator
To check on your TAP application: http://www.hesc.ny.gov/repay-your-loans/my-hesc-account-access.html
To find out about other state-sponsored scholarship resources: http://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid.html#horizontalTab2
New York State Financial Aid Programs for Part-Time study:
AID FOR PART-TIME STUDY (APTS)
To be considered for an APTS award, YOU MUST be:
The Effect of Program Changes, Withdrawals on TAP Awards
If you withdraw from the College during the refund period or drop below 12 credits, you may utilize a portion of your TAP award against your tuition liability (tuition balance). If you withdraw after the refund period, the full-semester ' s TAP award will be used. In either case, you will have used up one full-semester’s worth of TAP eligibility (at a two or four year-college).
If you make any program changes, make sure to maintain the required number of academic credits in your major in order to qualify for your TAP award
If you withdraw from all courses in a given semester and opt to use TAP to pay your tuition, you will lose TAP eligibility for the subsequent (next) term of attendance, except if you have applied for -- and received -- a one-time waiver. (See TAP Wavier.)