State Standards

View Satisfactory Progress Standards For New York State Aid Programs on the Higher Education Services Corporation website.

TAP

Before being certified for a specific TAP payment, a student must have accrued a minimum number of credits towards their degree while maintaining a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CQPA). A student must also complete (PASS or FAIL) a certain percent of credits during the semester they receive TAP.

NEW CHART BELOW: The New Chart applies to non-remedial students first receiving TAP in 2010-11 and thereafter. (If you fulfilled the remedial requirement of taking 6 developmental credits in your first TAP semester, then you would follow the 2006 old chart).

BEFORE BEING CERTIFIED FOR THIS TAP PAYMENT

1st Pymt

2nd Pymt

3rd Pymt

4th Pymt

5th Pymt

6th Pymt

Students must pass/fail this percentage of total semester credits:

0%

50%

75%

75%

100%

100%

Have accrued at least this many credits toward their degree:

0

6

15

27

39

51

Have at least this CGPA:

0

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.0

2.0

OLD CHART BELOW: Remedial students (you took 6 credits of developmental classes in your 1st semester of TAP) and students who first received state aid in 2006-2009 and earlier, will continue to be evaluated using existing chart.

BEFORE BEING CERTIFIED FOR THIS TAP PAYMENT

1st

Pymt

2nd

Pymt

3rd

Pymt

4th

Pymt

5th

Pymt

6th

Pymt

Students must pass/fail this percentage of total semester credits:

0%

50%

75%

75%

100%

100%

Have accrued at least this many credits toward their degree:

0

3

9

18

30

45

Have at least this CGPA:

0

0.5

0.75

1.3

2.0

2.0

** Completed credits is defined as receiving grades of A,B,C,D,F, or P

First-time TAP recipients must be registered for a minimum of 6 college-level credits to receive consideration for their first TAP payment and a minimum of 9 college-level credits to receive their second or third TAP payments. Transfer students entering SUNY ORANGE who have received TAP at a previous institution must be registered for 6 (and possibly more) college-level credits as part of their full-time load.

Note: You need to pass these minimum credits in order to receive future consideration for TAP.

APTS

Students awarded New York State Aid-To-Part-Time Study (APTS) must complete a minimum number of college credits (based on NYS Academic regulations) and maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA and CQPA in order to be eligible to receive APTS the following semester.

State Appeal Process

The State Standards of Progress are reviewed each semester and unlike the federal policy, only ONE waiver may be granted. Other than these differences, the TAP/APTS appeal process is the same as the Federal Appeal Process.

*New York State Aid Program Requirements are subject to NYS Budget approval.

Changes in your class schedule or failure to attend courses on a regular basis can impact current & future aid. Consult the financial aid office before making any changes.

Contact Us:

finaid@sunyorange.edu

Middletown Office

Office of Financial Aid
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Middletown NY 10940

Telephone: 
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845-341-4194

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Newburgh Office

Office of Financial Aid
Kaplan Hall
One Washington Ctr
Newburgh NY 12550