How to apply for TAP
SUNY WCC’s TAP Codes: 2160
- A FAFSA must be completed before a TAP application can be filed. New York State residents attending NYS schools will have the option to link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page. Select the link that says “File Your TAP Application Now.” If you do not complete your TAP application when you get this link you must wait 3-4 business days for Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) to receive and process your completed FAFSA. The TAP application is available at www.tapweb.org.
- Once your application has been processed you will receive a TAP/State Scholarship Award Notice. If additional information is needed to process your TAP award you will receive a Request for Information from NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). Be sure to respond to this request immediately to avoid processing delays.
Please note: If you do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) from a United States high school you must successfully complete the Ability to Benefit (ATB) Test. This test is separate and in addition to the College placement process you may have already taken. Please be aware, the ATB test is not the sole determinate in the distribution of these awards.
The ATB Exam for financial aid is administered using Next-Generation ACCUPLACER. You will be given an untimed multiple-choice exam in Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.
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