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Effective with the 2010-11 academic year, TAP is not available to graduate students

Graduate Student Academic Progress Requirements
for New York State Aid

Types of New York state aid

There are two Veteran's Tuition awards administered by Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) and the New York State Education Department:


Graduate students must meet the following conditions to receive these awards:

Academic Progress

The academic progress chart below illustrates the number of graduation credits and the minimum grade-point average students must meet to remain eligible for future state payments. Academic performance expectations are low at the beginning, but after several semesters, the expectations more closely approximate the overall minimum of 3.0 GPA necessary to qualify for a graduate degree at Binghamton University.

NYS Aid Academic Progress Chart for Graduate Degree

Before being certified for this payment

1st 2nd  3rd  4th   5th   6th  7th  8th 

Student must accrue at least this many credits

0 6 12 21 30 45 60 75

With at least this grade point average

0.00 2.0 2.5 2.75 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0


Graduate Program Pursuit

In addition to meeting the criteria outlined on the Academic Progress Chart, students who receive New York state awards are required by State Education Department regulations to complete a minimum number of credits toward the degree each semester as follows:

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Last Updated: 9/21/10