Higher Education Services Corporation

TAP Application Process

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is the largest of the student grant and scholarship programs administered by the Higher Education Services Corporation. The program provides grants to State residents attending postsecondary institutions in New York State. Eligibility for the grants and the amount of each award are based on several factors, including residency and income. We examined the controls over the automated TAP application process and found that they provided adequate protection against unauthorized access and reasonable assurance that transactions were processed accurately. We also found that the controls could be enhanced in certain ways to provide greater protection against unauthorized access.

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