New York State-Academic Requirements

Satisfactory Academic Progress for students who received their first TAP award prior to the 2006-07 academic year

MINIMUM REAL/EQUATED CREDITS COMPLETED
FOR A PAYMENT SEMESTER

# of Payment Sought

Number of Completed Credits

Time of Evaluation

First

0

At the beginning of the First payment

Second

6

At the end of the FIRST payment

Third

6

At the end of the SECOND payment

Fourth

9

At the end of the THIRD payment

Fifth

9

At the end of the FOURTH payment

Sixth

12

At the end of the FIFTH payment

# of Payments Sought

Minimum Cumulative Credits Earned Through the Last Semester of Attendance

Minimum Cumulative GPA Through Last Semester of Attendance

FIRST

0

0

SECOND

0

0

THIRD

6

1.00

FOURTH

18

1.20

FIFTH

31

2.00

SIXTH

45

2.00

 Satisfactory Academic Progress for students who received their first TAP award in 2007-08 and through and including 2009-10 and remedial students first receiving aid in 2007-08 and thereafter

MINIMUM REAL/EQUATED CREDITS COMPLETED
FOR A PAYMENT SEMESTER

# of Payment Sought

Number of Completed Credits

Time of Evaluation

First

0

At the beginning of the First payment

Second

6

At the end of the FIRST payment

Third

6

At the end of the SECOND payment

Fourth

9

At the end of the THIRD payment

Fifth

12

At the end of the FOURTH payment

Sixth

12

At the end of the FIFTH payment

# of Payments Sought

Minimum Cumulative Credits Earned Through the Last Semester of Attendance

Minimum Cumulative GPA Through Last Semester of Attendance

FIRST

0

0

SECOND

3

.5

THIRD

9

.75

FOURTH

18

1.30

FIFTH

30

2.00

SIXTH

45

2.00

 Satisfactory Academic Progress for non-remedial students who received their first TAP award in 2010-11 and thereafter

MINIMUM REAL/EQUATED CREDITS COMPLETED
FOR A PAYMENT SEMESTER

# of Payment Sought

Number of Completed Credits

Time of Evaluation

First

0

At the beginning of the First payment

Second

6

At the end of the FIRST payment

Third

6

At the end of the SECOND payment

Fourth

9

At the end of the THIRD payment

Fifth

12 

At the end of the FOURTH payment

Sixth

12

At the end of the FIFTH payment

# of Payments Sought

Minimum Cumulative Credits Earned Through the Last Semester of Attendance

Minimum Cumulative GPA Through Last Semester of Attendance

FIRST

0

0

SECOND

6

1.3

THIRD

15

1.5

FOURTH

27

1.80

FIFTH

39

2.00

SIXTH

51

2.00

The TAP Waiver and Appeals Process

One-Time TAP Waiver

Students can receive a one-time waiver of the good academic standing requirement specified in TAP regulations as of 1981 and amended in 1996. However, the waiver is not automatic. It may only be granted in extraordinary or unusual circumstances beyond the student’s control, and with reasonable expectation that the student will meet future requirements. If a one-time waiver is granted, it becomes part of the student’s NYS financial aid record. 

To request a one-time waiver, students must:

  • Speak to a TAP Counselor in the Financial Aid Office
  • Submit a completed TAP waiver appeal with supporting documentation either online or in person to the Financial Aid Office, Room U-201

Please contact finaid.appeal@kbcc.cuny.edu or visit the Financial Aid Office for the appeal form. 

C Average Requirement

Students who have received the equivalent of two or more years of NYS aid must have at least a C average (cumulative GPA of at least 2.0) to maintain state aid eligibility. 

If you attended Kingsborough Community College in prior years and have been readmitted, your cumulative GPA will be based on all previous grades at KBCC.  

Students who are denied a NYS award payment for failing to achieve the required C average can regain their eligibility by completing appropriate coursework, without state aid, to achieve at least a C average. 

Waiver of the C Average Requirement 

The C average requirement may be waived if:

  • There is a death of a student's immediate family member
  • The student suffers a personal illness or injury or;
  • Another extenuating circumstance that caused undue hardship for the student

To request a C Average waiver, students must:

  • Speak to a TAP Counselor in the Financial Aid Office
  • Submit a completed TAP waiver appeal with supporting documentation either online or in person to the Financial Aid Office, Room U-201

Please contact finaid.appeal@kbcc.cuny.edu or visit the Financial Aid Office for the appeal form. 

*TAP Appeal will only be accepted prior to the end of the semester in which the student failed to meet the good academic standing or C Average requirement*