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:

  • Vietnam/Persian Gulf Veterans Full-time Tuition Award
  • Vietnam/Persian Gulf Veterans Part-time Tuition Award

 

Eligibility

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

  • Meet one of the United States citizen requirements
  • Meet New York state residency requirements
  • Be matriculated in a degree program
  • Enroll as a full-time student (except for awards designated as part-time).  Courses that do not count towards a student' s degree also do not count for determining enrollment status
  • Meet the good academic standing academic progress and program pursuit requirements listed below

 

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:

  • In each semester of the first year of New York state awards, graduate students must complete 50 percent of course-work with grades of A, B, C, D, F or Pass.
  • In each semester of the second year of New York state awards, graduate students must complete 75 percent of coursework with grades of A, B, C, D, F or Pass.
  • In each semester of the third and fourth years of New York state awards, graduate students must complete 100 percent of coursework with grades of A, B, C, D, F or Pass.

Last Updated: 3/11/15