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.