College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
Student Financial Aid Office
Philippe Marius, Director

Location: North Administration
Bldg(2A), Room 401
Phone: 718.982.2030
Fax : 718.982.2037

TAP/APTS charts

Student Financial Aid Office
 TAP/APTS & HESC Scholarships

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Aid for Part-Time Studies (APTS) are New York State-funded grants for qualifying matriculated undergraduate students. Students who do not hold a U.S. high school diploma or its equivalent must achieve a minimum score on appropriate ability-to-benefit tests. If you do not hold a high school diploma or its equivalent from a United States institution, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office at 718.982.2030.  Information on Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) scholarships can be found by visiting Hesc.com.

TAP/HESC Scholarships Minimum Credit Requirements
(Tuition Assistance Program)

  • First Award—At least 12 equated credits meeting the requirements of your curriculum/major are required, including at least three (3) non-remedial credits.
  • Second or Later Award—At least 12 equated credits meeting the requirements of your curriculum/major are required, including at least six (6)   non-remedial credits.
  • Summer Award—At least six (6) college credits meeting the requirements of your curriculum/major are required AND:

    a.  in the preceding Spring semester at least 12 credits that met  the requirements of the major,
    b.  the number of credits completed in the Fall that met the requirements of the major in the Fall plus the number of completed credits in the Spring that met the requirements of the major in the Spring must be no less than 24. Note: These are minimum credit requirements. Taking the minimum number of credits required may jeopardize your eligibility to receive an award in a subsequent semester. Please review the completed-credits requirements in the applicable PROGRESS/PURSUIT CHART below.

Students who received their first TAP award prior to July 1981 and officially or unofficially withdraw from all courses during a semester in which TAP or a HESC Scholarship is awarded lose future TAP eligibility. Eligibility may be reinstated for a student who applies for and is granted a TAP waiver under the criteria listed below.

Questions about the information contained in the progress/pursuit charts should be directed to the Office of the Registrar, North Administration Building (2A), Room 110. Students who fail to meet applicable standards may apply for a TAP waiver. Applications for this TAP waiver are available from and should be submitted to the Center for Advising and Academic Success.

Conditions/restrictions for the waiver are:

  • Must have a good overall record with academic difficulties concentrated in one term.
  • An appeal must be based on circumstances outside the College, such as a car accident or an eviction.
  • The reason must be extenuating, extraordinary, or unusual. Normal family  responsibilities, work, fear of failing a class do not meet this standard.
  • Documentation MUST be provided to support a waiver request.

PROGRESS/PURSUIT CHARTS

CHART A applies to:

  • students who received TAP prior to July 2006.

CHART B applies to:

  1. Baccalaureate-degree students who received their first TAP award between academic year 2006-2007 and academic year 2009-2010
  2. Baccalaureate-degree students who are enrolled in the SEEK Program
  3. Baccalaureate-degree students who took 1 or more remedial courses in at least 2 semesters
  4. Baccalaureate-degree students who took 6 or more remedial equated-credits in the first term they received a TAP award
CHART C applies to:
  1. Associate-degree students who received their first TAP award between academic year 2006-2007 and academic year 2009-2010
  2. Associate-degree students who are enrolled in the SEEK Program
  3. Associate-degree students who took 1 or more remedial courses in at least 2 semesters
  4. Associate-degree students who took 6 or more remedial equated-credits in the first term they received a TAP award

CHART D applies to baccalaureate-degree students who received their first TAP award in academic year 2010-2011 or later AND:

  1. are not in the SEEK Program
  2. did not take 6 or more remedial credits in their first term of TAP OR remedial courses in at least 2 semesters
CHART E applies to associate-degree students who received their first TAP award in academic year 2010-2011 or later AND:
  1. are not in the SEEK Program
  2. did not take 6 or more remedial credits in their first term of TAP OR remedial courses in at least 2 semesters

Part-Time TAP
(Undergraduates)
Matriculated part-time students taking between 6 and 11 credits that meet the requirements of their major can receive part-time TAP it they were freshmen in the 2006-2007 academic year or thereafter, have earned 12 credits or more in each of two consecutive semesters and have a "C" average or better.

APTS
(Aid for Part-Time Study)
A grant program for part-time students who are NY State residents attending college in NYS.
Awarded by the University for the fall and spring semesters.
To be considered a student must:

  • be enrolled for 6 to 11 credits that meet the requirements of his/her major;
  • not have used up Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) or other NYS student financial aid eligibility for full-time students;

See TAP/APTS PROGRESS AND PURSUIT charts for other academic requirements in PDF format.
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