Nov 25, 2020  
Official Catalog September 2020 
    
Official Catalog September 2020

New York Campuses



Financial Aid Programs-New York

In order to meet the general eligibility requirements for the state financial assistance program in New York, a student must:

  • Be a legal New York State (NYS) resident (for one year) and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled full time and matriculated in a program of study at Bryant & Stratton College.
  • Not be in default on any NYS or federally insured student loans.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress according to New York State standards.
  • Meet the requirements of accelerated TAP as outlined.
  • Students must attempt 12 credits to receive TAP. Therefore online learners who do not attend their second session classes forfeit their eligibility for these grants.
  • Have graduated from high school in the United States, earned a GED or passed a federally approved “Ability to Benefit” test as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP is a New York State grant program which is available to New York State residents for full-time study at approved institutions. TAP grants are based on your family’s New York State taxable income, federal, state or local pension income and private and annuity income, if applicable, for the prior year. Your financial status (independant or dependant) and the number of family members in college may also impact your reward. Your TAP award, depending upon your status, can range from $500 to $5,165 per academic year.

By law, undergraduate students’ TAP awards are subject to a $100 annual reduction after students have received the equivalent of two full years of TAP Assistance the reduction is taken. The state will take these reductions in $50 intervals each term.

New York State TAP Program Requirements

The New York State TAP program has additional requirements for satisfactory academic progress standards that must be met for continued eligibility:

Successful Program Pursuit requires completion of a percentage of the minimum full-time course load according to the following schedule:

  Year of Eligibility Percent Completed  
  1st (0-12 points) 50% (6 credit hours)  
  2nd (13-24 points) 75% (9 credit hours)  
  3rd (25-36 points) 100% (12 credit hours)  
  4th (37-48 points) 100% (12 credit hours)  

Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for the Purpose of Determining Eligibility for State Student Aid

Students should contact their Financial Services Advisor to determine which version of the NYS SAP charts will be applied.

Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA)

The New York State Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) provides tuition funds to New York State residents attending private colleges in New York State. The ETA program provides up to $6,000 through a combination of a student’s TAP award, the ETA award, and a matching award from Bryant & Stratton College. Please note that any Bryant & Stratton College scholarship and/or grant will be used to meet the required match from Bryant & Stratton College.

You must apply for this award by July 31, 2019 to be eligible for this grant in the September 2019 and January 2020 terms. This award is not available for the May term. Students must reapply each year at www.hesc.ny.gov (follow link to the ETA program). To be eligible for this award, your household adjusted gross income can total up to $110, 000 for the 2018-2019 academic years, and $125,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

You must be enrolled full-time (12 semester credit hours) to be eligible for this award. Continuation is dependent on your academic success in that you must earn a total of 30 credit hours over the course of the corresponding academic year. Bryant & Stratton College will freeze your tuition if you remain eligible for this award. If you do not meet these requirements, your award will be converted into a loan.

Other requirements include the need to reside in New York State for the number of years equal to the award you received. For example, if you received two years of ETA, you must live and work in New York State for two years. Failure to meet these requirements will also result in the conversion of your award to a loan.

For more information on the requirements for ETA, please visit www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/enhanced-tuition-awards.html.

Program: Baccalaureate Semester Based Program Chart (2006 Standards)-applies to students first receiving aid in 2007-08 through and including 2009-10 and remedial students first receiving aid in 2007-08 and thereafter.

Before being certified for this payment 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
A student must have accrued at least this many credits

0

3

9

21 33 45 60 75 90 105
With at least this grade point average

0

1.1 1.2 1.3 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Program: Baccalaureate Semester Based Program Chart (New Standards in Proposed Budget)-applies to non-remedial students first receiving aid in 2010-11 and thereafter.

Before being certified for this payment 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
A student must have accrued at least this many credits

0

6 15 27 39 51 66 81 96 111
With at least this grade point average
0
1.5 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Program: Associate Degrees Semester Based Program Chart (2006 Standards)-applies to students first receiving aid in 2007-08 through and including 2009-10 and remedial students first receiving aid in 2007-08 and thereafter.

Before being certified for this payment 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
A student must have accrued at least this many credits 0 3 9
18
30 45
With at least this grade point average

0

0.5 0.75 1.3 2.0 2.0

Program: Associate Degrees Semester Based Program Chart (New Standards in Proposed Budget)-applies to non-remedial students first receiving aid in 2010-11 and thereafter.

Before being certified for this payment 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
A student must have accrued at least this many credits 0 6 15 27 39 51
With at least this grade point average 0 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.0

If students transfer from other postsecondary institutions or if they change their major program at Bryant & Stratton College, they will be positioned in the Standards of Academic Progress Chart to their best advantage as indicated by the number of credit hours approved for transfer into the program.

Specific criteria which explains in detail the level of performance required for good academic standing as approved by the New York State Education Department are available to all students in the Academic Office at each campus.

Satisfactory TAP Academic Progress

Program Pursuit and Pursuit Level

Students who have lost TAP eligibility may have this standing restored in one of the following ways:

  • Make up past academic deficiencies by completing one semester of study without any state aid or scholarships
  • Be readmitted to College after an absence of at least one calendar year
  • Transfer to another institution
  • Use a one-time TAP waiver

TAP Waiver

Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education permits students to receive a one-time wavier of TAP academic progress and pursuit level requirements as an undergraduate. Waivers to these requirements may be granted upon specific application and must be completed in accordance with the institution’s criteria. The institution may grant a wavier only in extreme situations where extenuating circumstances warrant its use. The chief academic official in conjunction with the Financial Services official approves or declines waiver requests.

Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)

The Aid for Part-Time Study Program is a New York State grant program which provides up to $2,000 per year not to exceed actual tuition cost to help part-time students meet their educational expenses, and has limited availability of funds.

Accelerated TAP

Effective January 2007, any student enrolled in his or her third consecutive semester must have earned 24 credit hours, or their equivalent, during the preceding two semesters to be eligible for TAP during that semester.

NYS-GI Bill Educational Benefits

Bryant & Stratton College programs are approved for the training of eligible veterans, eligible selected reservists, and eligible dependents by the New York State Bureau of Veterans Education.

New York State Veteran’s Tuition Awards are awarded to eligible full-time and part-time veterans matriculated in an undergraduate degree program. 2014-2015 awards are set at 98% of tuition or $6,195; whichever is less. If a student also receives TAP, the combined award may not exceed tuition. If the combined award does exceed tuition TAP will be reduced.

Programs Of Study-New York

In New York State, Bryant & Stratton College campuses are authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer the Associate of Occupational Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees and related diploma programs. The Amherst, Buffalo and Southtowns campuses are approved by the NY State Board of Regents to confer the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The Southtowns, Syracuse North and Albany campuses are approved by the NY State Board of Regents to confer the Bachelor of Science degree. Documents describing the particular Campus’ accreditation are available for review in the office of the Campus Director.

The Medical Assisting programs offered at Albany, Amherst, Buffalo, Greece, Henrietta, Southtowns, Syracuse and Syracuse North campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review (MAERB).

Campus Program Accreditation

The occupational therapy assistant programs at Rochester and Syracuse are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Graduates of the Rochester and Syracuse programs will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: 301-652-AOTA
www.acoteonline.org

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Telephone: 301-990-7979
www.nbcot.org

Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Bryant & Stratton College-Southtowns Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 716-677-9500.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Bryant & Stratton College-Syracuse Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 315-472-6603.

Student Complaints

Bryant & Stratton College prides itself in providing a positive experience for all students. In the event you become dissatisfied with any aspect of your educational experience, you have the right to post a formal complaint. To register a formal complaint you should adhere to the following procedure.

  1. Prepare a written complaint describing the nature of the problem, the date of occurrence, and your student identification number. You can mail, e-mail or submit a paper copy of your complaint. Send this formal complaint to the manager of the appropriate department. If your concern does not relate to a specific department, address your complaint to the Dean.
  2. You will receive a return message within 5 business days, confirming that your complaint has been received.
  3. Within 10 business days of receipt of the complaint, you will receive an official response from the manager or campus designate. The response may include a scheduled meeting, resolution action, or referral to a committee.
  4. All formal complaints are retained as part of the student files.
  5. If you are dissatisfied with the response from the campus department manager, you may submit your concern to the Campus Director.

Immunization

Every student born on or after January 1, 1957 and is enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours at a New York State college or university are required by New York State Public Health Law 2165 to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. Persons born prior to January 1, 1957, are exempt from this requirement. Proof of immunity is accomplished by providing official documentation of two (2) measles immunizations, one (1) mumps immunization, and one (1) rubella immunization or by submitting serological proof of immunity.

New York State Public Health Law 2167 also requires the college to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students regardless of age. Students are encouraged to review the materials provided to them. Students must provide to your campus, a record of meningococcal immunization with the past 5 years; or an acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal immunization signed by the student or student’s parent or guardian using the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response Form.

Proof of immunity is required of students for continued college attendance beyond 30 days in New York State. Students who fail to produce adequate documentation within 30 days of the start of their first semester of enrollment will be dismissed from the College. An admissions representative can provide full information on this requirement and the necessary forms.

Campus Crime Reporting and Statistics

The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide within ten days of request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. This request may be made in person or by contacting your campus Business Office at the following number:

Buffalo Campus 716-884-9120 ext. 252
Amherst Campus 716-625-6300 ext. 254
Southtowns Campus 716-677-9500 ext. 2126
Greece Campus 585-292-0660  
Henrietta Campus 585-292-5627  
Syracuse Campus 315-472-6603 ext. 277
Syracuse North Campus 315-652-6500 ext. 230
Albany/Malta Campus 518-437-1802 ext. 228

You may also access this information online at www.ope.ed.gov/security