SUNY announces TAP eligibility for short-term programs

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February 06, 2024

SUNY Adirondack microcredentials qualify for tuition assistance benefits

QUEENSBURY, New York (Feb. 6, 2024) — SUNY Adirondack is proud to offer several short-term programs that Gov. Kathy Hochul announced are eligible for New York’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

“This is an exciting opportunity for people who want to improve their skills to secure jobs in high-demand, growing fields,” said Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D., president of SUNY Adirondack. “TAP funding for these workforce development opportunities can help create a pathway to advance careers or change fields.”

Beginning this semester, students who qualify for TAP can now use the funds toward microcredentials — a series of courses that, upon completion, indicate competence in a skillset; those courses can be used toward a degree program but also stand alone.

SUNY Adirondack microcredentials that qualify for TAP funding include:

  • Adobe Illustrator Basics;
  • Adobe InDesign Basics;
  • Adobe Photoshop Basics;
  • NYS Coaching Certification Preparation;
  • Rock Climbing Certification;
  • Ski Instruction Level I Enhanced Certification;
  • Snowboarding Instruction Level I Enhanced Certification

SUNY Adirondack’s Industrial Manufacturing Bootcamp, an industry-certified credential, is also eligible.

TAP eligibility is based in part on income. To learn more about, visit

To be considered for non-degree, part-time TAP, students must file a FAFSA application and a New York state TAP application. To learn more about eligibility, visit

To learn more about SUNY Adirondack micro credentials, visit Please call 518-743-2200 or email with any questions.