Student Financial Aid and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)


This site contains information or referrals to information on a number of topics related to the administration of the NYS Tuition Assistance Program

Ability to Benefit Testing:

The ACT CompassĀ®/ESL ATB has let its clients know that as of July 1, 2013, ACT will no longer offer transitional assistance for the ATB program. This means that ATB Test Administrator Certificates will no longer be renewed or issued for the purpose of ATB testing for federal funding and ACT will no longer track data for federal funding purposes. Any ATB reporting sent to ACT with a testing date on or after July 1, 2013, will not be kept on file.

It is important to note for NYS institutions of higher education utilizing the ATB for eligiblity for the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP); the ATB must be administered in accordance with the requirements found in sub-section 145-2.15 of the Commissioner's Regulations.


Complaints:

For an individual complaint about state student financial aid matters: contact the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) Customer Communications Center at 1-888-NYS-HESC.

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1- 888-697-4372 or 1-518-473-1574

Complaints:

For a complaint about the educational programs or practices of degree-granting institutions subject to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education see the information on the Office of College and University Evaluation complaint process


Higher Education in New York State

The Legal Framework for Higher Education in New York State PDF Image Icon


Statutes and Commissioner's Regulations pertaining to State Financial Assistance

Policy Memoranda and Guidelines


Chief Executive Officer Memorandums concerning Student Financial Assistance


Presentations from the March 15, 2012 Training on the NYS Tuition Assistance Program


Office Contact Information:

Office of K-16 Initiatives and Access Programs

New York State Education Department
Room 505W, Education Building
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-3719

(518) 474-7468 (fax)
E-mail: kiap@mail.nysed.gov

 

Last Updated: October 7, 2013