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Student TAP Coach - Loss of Good Academic Standing



Education Law requires that you remain in good academic standing to be eligible for State student financial assistance. Education Law also authorizes the Commissioner of Education to define “loss of good academic standing.”

Section 145-2.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education defines the academic criteria to remain in good academic standing.

Students who received their first State award during the 1981-82 academic year and thereafter must maintain good academic standing. Section 145-2.2 defines loss of good academic standing for these students:
  1. Loss of good academic standing for full-time study or part-time study, whichever is applicable, shall be determined at the end of each term of the academic year and shall mean that a student has either: (i) failed to pursue the program of study in which he is enrolled. . . ; or (ii) failed to make satisfactory progress toward the completion of his program’s academic requirements.
  2. Following a determination that the recipient of an award has lost good academic standing, further payments of any award under Article 13 or 14 of the Education Law shall be suspended until the student is restored to good academic standing by either: (i) pursuing the program of study in which he is enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward the completion of his program’s requirements; or (ii) establishing in some other way, to the satisfaction of the commissioner, evidence of his ability to successfully complete an approved program.

Satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of your program requirements is a measure of achievement and requires you to earn a minimum number of credits with a minimum grade point average in each term you receive an award.

Pursuing the program of study is a measure of effort and requires you to complete — with a passing or failing grade -- a certain percentage of the minimum course load (from 50 percent, to 75 percent, to 100 percent) in each term you receive an award.

See also...

Good Academic Standing
Failure to Make Progress
Failure to Pursue