Academic Requirements To Receive Financial Aid

Requirements For Federal Aid

All students who receive Title IV financial aid must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress. Title IV Aid refers to federally funded aid programs which include: Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Federal Stafford Loans (includes PLUS loans), College Work-Study, Perkins Loans and PELL Grants.

 Satisfactory Academic Progress requires a student to be in GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING as defined in the College Catalog (Section J 10.00 or 10.01) AND the student must be making progress toward a degree. Degree Progress is measured as follows:


ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Credits Attempted  From 
To
0
 19.5 
20
 35.5 
36
 51.5 
52
 67.5 
68
 83.5 
84
99
Degree Progress (Minimum credits earned After first semester of attendance at Cobleskill)   3 15 27 39 50 63 or Degree
Minimum GPA   1.5 1.75 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 or Degree

 

BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM

Credits Attempted  From  To 0
99
  99.5  115.5   116  131.5   132  147.5   148  163.5   164  179.5    >186  
Degree Progress (Minimum credits earned After first semester of attendance at Cobleskill)   See Above 71 82 93 104 115 Degree
Minimum GPA   See Above 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 Degree
  • Associate Degree Program students have a maximum eligibility of SIX (6) full time semesters at Cobleskill.
  • Bachelor Degree Program students have a maximum eligibility of TWELVE (12) full time semesters at Cobleskill.
  • Transfer Bachelor Degree Program students have a maximum eligibility of SIX (6) full time semesters at Cobleskill.
  • Repeated courses will not be counted toward the total credits earned if the course had previously been completed with a passing grade.  Withdrawn courses after the first week (the add/drop period) will count toward credits attempted.
  • Federal and state aid can only be applied towards courses that count toward your degree.
  • Rebated courses will count in both credits attempted and overall GPA

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NOTE: Transfer credits earned PRIOR TO and during your enrollment at SUNY Cobleskill, and will count toward your academic program, and will count toward both credits attempted and credits earned.


Academic Requirements for New York State Funded Awards (TAP)

New Standards as of the 2010-2011 Academic Year
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ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Before being certified for this payment 6*
A student must have earned this many credits 0 6 15 27 39 51
With at least this Quality Point Average (QPA or GPA) 0.0 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.0
Credits to be completed in the preceding semester 0 6 6 9 9 12

*EOP students are evaluated based on the 2006 Standard. (see below)

 

BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS

Before being certified for this payment 1   9* 10*
A student must have earned this many credits 0 6 15 27 39 51 66 81 96 111
With at least this Quality Point Average (QPA or GPA) 0.0 1.5 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Credits to be completed in the preceding semester 0 6 6 9 9 12 12 12 12 12

* EOP students are evaluated based on the 2006 Standards (see below).

 

 

All TAP recipients whose first payment was prior to the 2010-2011 Academic Year and all EOP students. (2006 Standards)
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ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS 

Before being certified for this payment 1 2 3 4 5 6*
A student must have earned this many credits 0 3 9 18 30 45
With at least this Quality Point Average (QPA or GPA) 0.0 0.5 .75 1.3 2.0 2.0
Credits to be completed in the preceding semester 0 6 6 9 9 12

*EOP students can receive more than 6 payments at the Associate Degree level.

 

BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS

Before being certified for this payment 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9* 10*
A student must have earned this many credits 0 3 9 21 33 45 60 75 90 105
With at least this Quality Point Average (QPA or GPA) 0.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Credits to be completed in the preceding semester 0 6 6 9 9 12 12 12 12 12

* Note:  Applies only to EOP students

 

These requirements are the minimum standards of the State Education Department.  Students who do not meet Higher Education’s definition of Good Academic Standing will not be eligible for TAP and other State funded grants.

 

REPEATED COURSES:  Repeated courses for which a student has already received a passing grade cannot be counted as part of the full-time certification for TAP purposes.  For example, a student enrolled for 12 credit hours will not be eligible for TAP if the student has previously completed one of these courses with a passing grade.  

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