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Other Requirement Title:
Tuition Assistance Program, Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards for

Document Number:
7817

Effective Date:
November 09, 2006


This procedure item applies to:
Community Colleges
State-Operated Campuses

Table of Contents
Summary

Requirement
Related Procedures
Forms
Definitions
Other Related Information
Appendicies

Summary

This document outlines mandated Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for eligibility for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and other state awards for students pursuing associate or baccalaureate degrees or certificate programs at the State University of New York (University).


Requirement

This document outlines mandated Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for eligibility for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and other state awards for students pursuing associate or baccalaureate degrees or certificate programs at the State University of New York (University).

A.    Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education require that a University campus maintain a formal, published statement of its requirements for maintaining good academic standing for students seeking financial assistance. The standards should be published in the college catalogue. When state auditors review administration of the TAP program, they reference the State Education Department (SED)-approved SAP standards to determine if students are meeting the progress requirements and if audit exceptions exist.

B.   Students in associate degree and certificate programs (see C. 1.) and baccalaureate degree programs (see C. 2.), who previously received TAP can maintain eligibility by meeting the previously approved University-wide standards (see also Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Subpart 145-2 Educational Requirements for Awards and Loans).

C.    Standards for

1.    Associate Degrees and Certificate Programs

3.    Baccalaureate Degrees with Pre-Fall 2006 common SED approved standards

The following University campuses will use chart A below for first-time state aid recipients and chart B for continuing state aid recipients in 2006-07:


Definitions

There are no special definitions relevant to this requirement.


Related Procedures

There is no related procedures relevant to this requirement.


Forms

There are no forms relevant to this requirement.


Other Related Information

The following links to FindLaw's New York State Laws are provided for users' convenience; it is not the official site for the State of New York laws. 

NYS Education Law §604 - General awards.

NYS Education Law §667 - Tuition assistance program awards


In case of questions, readers are advised to refer to the New York State Legislature site for the menu of New York State Consolidated
.

The Office of College and University Evaluation (OCUE) - Regulations of the Commissioner of Education: Subpart 145-2 Educational Requirements for Awards and Loans.

Letter from the New York State Education Department’s Office of College and University Evaluation to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Financial Aid dated November 9, 2006 approving SAP standards to determine TAP eligibility.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

2006-07 NYS State budget

Memorandum to presidents, 97-3, from the offices of student affairs and academic programs dated August 5, 1997 regarding “C” Average Requirement for State Financial Aid and General Audit Concerns.

See The Higher Education Services Corporation’s (HESC) New York's Tuition Assistance Program - A History




Appendicies

There are no appendicies relevant to this requirement.