Full-Time/Financial Aid Eligibility

To be considered a full-time student, you must be enrolled in 12 billable equivalent credits. Courses with remedial contact hours, as well as certain credit courses are counted by billable equivalent credits in determining a student’s full-time or part-time program load, tuition charges, and for financial aid eligibility.

Not all billable equivalent credits are degree bearing and might have an impact on your financial aid.  New York State Financial Aid Academic Requirements states that: “To qualify for a NYS TAP award, you must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 billable credits (of which 6 must be academic credits).  For APTS eligibility you must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 to 11.5 billable credits (of which 3 must be academic credits).  All courses must meet graduation requirements for your major/curriculum.”

Due to the new academic standards affecting the TAP Program, we recommend that you read the following information on http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/ofa/sta/tapchanges2010_11.html. You should also meet with your academic advisor.