Full-Time/Financial Aid Eligibility

To be considered a full-time student, you must be enrolled in 12 billable equivalent credits. Courses with remedial contact hours, as well as certain credit courses are counted by billable equivalent credits in determining a student’s full-time or part-time program load, tuition charges, and for financial aid eligibility.

The following courses meet the above criteria:
 

COURSES		CRS.	HRS.	BILLABLE EQUIV. CRS.
CIP 250		1.0	6.0	6.0
DEN 110		2.0	4.5	3.0
DEN 111		1.5	3.0	3.0
DEN 112		2.0	9.0	6.0
DEN 120		1.5	3.0	3.0
DEN 121		1.0	3.0	2.0
DEN 122		1.5	6.0	4.5
DEN 123		1.5	3.0	3.0
DEN 129		3.0	8.0	4.0
DEN 210		1.5	3.0	3.0
DEN 211		1.5	3.0	3.0
DEN 212		1.5	3.0	3.0
DEN 213		1.5	6.0	4.0
DEN 219		4.0	13.0	7.0
DEN 220		1.5	3.0	3.0
DEN 221		1.5	3.0	3.0
DEN 223		1.5	3.0	3.0
DEN 224		1.5	3.0	3.0
DEN 229		4.0	13.0	7.0
ESL 015		2.0	6.0	6.0
ESL 016		2.0	6.0	6.0
ESL 025		2.0	6.0	6.0
ESL 026		1.0	3.0	3.0
ESL 027		1.0	3.0	3.0
ESL 035		2.0	6.0	6.0
ESL 036		1.0	3.0	3.0
ESL 037		1.0	3.0	3.0
ESL 081,082,086	3.0	9.0	9.0
ESL 083,084,088	2.0	6.0	6.0
ESL 091		3.0	6.0	6.0
ESL 092		1.0	3.0	3.0
ENG 089		2.0	10.5	7.5
ENG 090		2.0	6.5	5.5
ENG 091		3.0	6.0	6.0
ENG 092		1.0	3.0	3.0
ENG 094		3.0	4.5	4.5
MAT 010		0.0	4.5	4.5
MAT 020		1.0	4.5	4.5
MAT 210		4.0	6.0	6.0
SSD 100		0.0	1.5	1.5
XRA 129		2.0	16.0	3.0
XRA 139		3.0	40.0	12.0
XRA 219		2.5	24.0	6.0
XRA 229		2.5	24.0	6.0
XRA 239		2.5	24.0	6.0

 

Not all billable equivalent credits are degree bearing and might have an impact on your financial aid.  New York State Financial Aid Academic Requirements states that: “To qualify for a NYS TAP award, you must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 billable credits (of which 6 must be academic credits).  For APTS eligibility you must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 to 11.5 billable credits (of which 3 must be academic credits).  All courses must meet graduation requirements for your major/curriculum.”

Due to the new academic standards affecting the TAP Program, we recommend that you read the following information on http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/ofa/sta/tapchanges2010_11.html. You should also meet with your academic advisor.