Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Recipients & Dollars by College, Sector Group, and Level of Study: Beginning 2000 | Last Updated 29 Jan 2020

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), New York's largest student financial aid grant program, helps eligible New York residents attending in-state postsecondary institutions pay for tuition. TAP grants are based on the applicant’s and his or her family’s New York State taxable income. This data includes TAP award recipients and dollar amounts by college, sector groups, and Level of Study for academic years 2000-2011.

Tags: tap, postsecondary schools, education

This dataset has the following 11 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Academic Yearacademic_yearnumberAcademic Year is from July 1 through June 30.
TAP College Codetap_college_codenumberCollege Code used by the Tuition Assistance Program
Federal School Codefederal_school_codenumberInstitution code used by the US Department of Education. Note that there is not always a 1-for-1 correspondence between TAP Code and Federal Code. See Data Dictionary for further details.
LevelleveltextU = Undergraduate; G = Graduate
TAP Level of Studytap_level_of_studytext2 yr Undergrad = Undergraduate 2 Year; 4 yr Undergrad = Undergraduate 4 Year; 5 yr Undergrad = Approved Undergraduate 5 Year; STAP = Supplemental Tuition Assistance Program (authorized additional aid for remedial courses); Grad = Graduate Level
TAP College Nametap_college_nametext
Sector Typesector_typetextType of Institution is either Public or Private.
TAP Sector Grouptap_sector_grouptext1-CUNY Senior Colleges; 2-CUNY Community Colleges; 3-SUNY State Operated; 4-SUNY Community Colleges; 5-Independent Colleges; 6-Business Degree Granting Institutions; 7-Non-Degree Business Schools; 8-All Other Institutions; 9-Chapter XXII TAP Schools
TAP Recipient Headcounttap_recipient_headcountnumberNumber of recipients as measured by students receiving at least one term award during the academic year.
TAP Recipient FTEstap_recipient_ftesnumberAn FTE of 1.0 means that the person is equivalent to 1 full-time student, while an FTE of 0.5 signals that a student is enrolled half-time.
TAP Recipient Dollarstap_recipient_dollarsnumberTotal TAP award dollars provided on behalf of TAP recipients attending an Institution.