Ability to Benefit (ATB)

First-time state aid recipients in 2006-07, who do not have a certificate of graduation from a recognized school within the United States providing secondary education (a high-school diploma or recognized equivalent), must attain “a passing score on a federally approved ability to benefit (ATB) test that has been independently administered and evaluated as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department” to receive New York State funded grants or scholarships including Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) awards.

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