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Room C231
One College Rd
Batavia, NY 14020
P: 585-345-6900
F: 585-343-6726

Academic Standards for Financial Assistance

All students who receive federal, state or local financial aid funds must meet the institutional academic good standing requirements to retain eligibility. These standards became effective January 1, 1984, and student records will be reviewed at the end of each semester after that date. Students will be notified, in writing, if they have lost eligibility for the next semester. Questions concerning these standards should be referred to the Financial Aid Office.

Federal Standard for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Students receiving federal financial aid must meet certain academic standards to remain academically eligible to receive aid. The federal standards are as follows:

Credits Attempted

Credits Earned

GPA

3

3

1.5

4

3

1.5

5

3

1.5

6

4

1.5

7

5

1.5

8

5

1.5

9

6

1.5

10

7

1.5

11

7

1.5

12

8

1.5

13

9

1.5

14

9

1.5

15

10

1.5

16

11

1.5

17

11

1.5

18

12

1.5

19

13

1.5

20

13

1.5

21

14

1.5

22

15

1.5

23

15

1.5

24

16

1.75

25

17

1.75

26

17

1.75

27

18

1.75

28

19

1.75

29

19

1.75

30

20

1.75

31

21

1.75

32

21

1.75

33

22

1.75

34

23

1.75

35

23

1.75

36

24

1.75

37

25

1.75

38

25

1.75

39

26

1.75

40

27

1.75

41

27

1.75

42

28

2.0

43

29

2.0

44

29

2.0

45

30

2.0

46

31

2.0

Credits Attempted

Credits Earned

GPA

47

31

2.0

48

32

2.0

49

33

2.0

50

34

2.0

51

34

2.0

52

35

2.0

53

36

2.0

54

36

2.0

55

37

2.0

56

38

2.0

57

38

2.0

58

39

2.0

59

40

2.0

60

40

2.0

61

41

2.0

62

42

2.0

63

42

2.0

64

43

2.0

65

44

2.0

66

44

2.0

67

45

2.0

68

46

2.0

69

46

2.0

70

47

2.0

71

48

2.0

72

48

2.0

73

49

2.0

74

50

2.0

75

50

2.0

76

51

2.0

77

52

2.0

78

52

2.0

79

53

2.0

80

54

2.0

81

54

2.0

82

55

2.0

83

56

2.0

84

56

2.0

85

57

2.0

86

58

2.0

87

58

2.0

88

59

2.0

89

60

2.0

90

60

2.0

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Academic Standards

All students who receive TAP funding are required to meet the following standards of the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Pursuit of Program (POP) as set forth by the New York State Education Department and the College. Students not meeting these standards will not be eligible for subsequent TAP payments. Students in this situation will be notified by the College. Questions concerning these standards should be referred to the Records or Financial Aid offices. These standards apply to TAP and other grant programs administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). If you have questions, please contact the TAP Certifying Officer in the Financial Aid Office at (585) 345-6900.

New York State Standard for Satisfactory Academic Progress (TAP SAP)

Students receiving financial aid from New York State must meet certain academic standards to remain academically eligible to receive aid. The state standards are as follows:

Certified for this Payment

Minimum Credit Hours

Cumulative GPA

First

0

0.00

Second

6

1.30

Third

15

1.50

Fourth

27

1.80

Fifth

39

2.0

Sixth

51

2.0

Questions regarding federal or state academic progress should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at (585) 345-6900

Standard for Pursuit of Program (POP)

A student must complete the following number of credit hours during the specific semester to be certified for the next payment.

Semester Receiving TAP

Credits Earned

First

6

Second

6

Third

9

Fourth

9

Fifth and subsequent

12

The regulations define “program pursuit” as receiving a passing or failing grade in a certain percentage of a full-time course load. The percentage increases from 50 percent of the minimum full-time load in each term of study in the first year for which an award is made, to 75 percent of the minimum full-time load in each term of study in the second year for which an award is made, to 100 percent of the minimum full-time load in each term of study in the third and each succeeding year for which an award is made.

Repeated Courses and State Student Financial Aid Eligibility, Financial Aid Eligibility

The New York State Education Department has established regulations concerning students repeating courses and receiving state student financial assistance, which includes the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Aid for Part-Time Student (APTS), Regents Scholarship, Vietnam Veterans Tuition Award (VVTA) and/or Child of Veteran Awards. Specifically, these regulations state:

If a student repeats a course in which a passing grade acceptable to the institution has already been received, the course cannot be included as part of the student’s minimum full-time course load for financial assistance purposes. When such courses are included in meeting the minimum requirement, they render the student ineligible for a state award.

Developmental Coursework and Satisfactory Academic Progress

In some cases a student may be registered for a combination of Developmental, Remedial and College Level courses. These students may be eligible to receive TAP funds as long as their credit hours are equal to or greater than 12. However, since the Developmental and Remedial courses will not be used toward graduation, they will not be used to compute hours earned or satisfactory academic progress.