State Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

Maintaining Eligibility for State Financial Aid

Full-time community college students may receive six semesters of New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) aid. To maintain eligibility, you must achieve the following TAP standards by the end of each semester. To view your current status, please click here.

To review the New York State Full Time (TAP) eligibility rules please see NYS Academic Progress Chart.

To review the New York State Part Time (APTS) eligibility rules please see NYS Academic Progress Chart.

Notes About the Charts:

“Completed credits” may be actual or equivalent credits, passed or failed.

“Actual credits accumulated” must be actual credits passed.

If you repeat a course in which you have already received a passing grade, that course will not count for TAP eligibility. (Please note that, while a grade of D may not allow you to move on to the next level of a course in many cases, it is considered a passing grade.)

Grades of W, I, and Audit are not considered course completion.

If you lose your eligibility for State Financial Aid, you will be notified by letter and email from the Office of Financial Aid. You may apply for a NYS Academic Progress Waiver with the Dean of Student Services Office if you are able to document extenuating circumstances.



Student Financial Services

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-8060
Fax (845) 431-8603

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