Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Recipients & Dollars by Income, Age Group and Program Information: Beginning 2000

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 26 Jan 2022

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), New York's largest student financial aid grant program, helps eligible New York residents attending in-state post-secondary 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 income, age group, and more beginning with academic year 2000

Tags: tap, postsecondary schools, education

This dataset has the following 16 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Academic Yearacademic_yearnumberAcademic Year is from July 1 through June 30.
LevelleveltextU = Undergraduate G = Graduate
TAP Level of Studytap_level_of_studytextStudent’s Level of Study: 2 yr Undergrad = Undergraduate 2 Year Program of Study 4 yr Undergrad = Undergraduate 4 Year Program of Study 5 yr Undergrad = Approved Undergraduate 5 Year Program of Study STAP = Supplemental Tuition Assistance Program (authorized additional aid for remedial courses) Grad = Graduate Level Program of Study
Sector Typesector_typetextType of Institution is either Public or Private.
TAP Sector Grouptap_sector_grouptextSector Group of Institution: 1-CUNY SR = CUNY Senior Colleges 2-CUNY CC = CUNY Community Colleges 3-SUNY SO = SUNY State Operated 4-SUNY CC = SUNY Community Colleges 5-INDEPENDENT = Independent Colleges 6-BUS. DEGREE = Business Degree Granting Institutions 7-BUS. NON-DEG = Non-Degree Business Schools 8-OTHER = All Other Institutions 9-CHAPTER XXII = Chapter XXII TAP Schools
Recipient Age Grouprecipient_age_grouptextAge of student as of July 1 start of academic year:
TAP Financial Statustap_financial_statustextFinancial Status is either Financial_Dependent or Financial_Independent
TAP Award Scheduletap_award_scheduletextThere are 3 awards schedules: Dependent Schedule, Independent Schedule, or Married No Dependents Schedule
TAP Degree or NonDegreetap_degree_or_nondegreetextDegree = Program of study is classified as degree granting Non Degree = Program of study is classified as non degree
TAP Schedule Lettertap_schedule_lettertextRefer to Tuition Assistance Program award schedule documentation. The link is provided in the Additional Resources section after selecting the About tab.
Income by $1,000 Rangeincome_by_1_000_rangetextWhen performing data analysis, one of three income ranges can be selected. The $1,000 income range is the lowest level of granularity that is available in this dataset. Recipient New York State Net Taxable Income by Category
Income by $5,000 Rangeincome_by_5_000_rangetextWhen performing data analysis, one of three income ranges can be selected. The $5,000 income range is the middle level of granularity that is available in this dataset. Recipient New York State Net Taxable Income by Category:
Income by $10,000 Rangeincome_by_10_000_rangetextWhen performing data analysis, one of three income ranges can be selected. The $10,000 income range is the highest level of granularity that is available in this dataset. Recipient New York State Net Taxable Income by Category
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_ftesnumberNumber of recipients as measured by academic year Full-Time Equivalents: Full Time Equivalent is a unit that indicates the enrollment of a student in credit-bearing courses in a way that makes it comparable across contexts. An 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.