Ability to Benefit

A requirement for New York State fianncial aid programs such as TAP, APTS or Excelsior Scholarship that applies to students who didn't earn their diploma from a U.S. high school. If your diploma was not from a U.S. high school, you must take a state-approved ATB test to qualify for NYS aid even if you were admitted as a regular student. ATB tests are administered through the college's Testing Office and must be taken before classes begin in order to qualify for New York State tuition assistance.