Full-time Students with Less than Traditional Full-time Load

The New York State Commissioner of Education defines full-time status at collegiate institutions as enrollment for at least 12 semester hours of matriculated credit for a term of at least 15 weeks, including exam periods, or the equivalent.

Part-time study is defined as enrollment for at least three semester hours but fewer than 12 semester hours or the equivalent.

Students who are disabled, as defined by the Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) do not have to attend school full-time to be eligible for TAP awards. These students are eligible for a partial TAP award if they are attending part-time (three to 11 credits/semester). The students must still meet all other TAP eligibility requirements. The TAP certifying officer must be able to document that the student is disabled as defined by the ADA. Students will be responsible for providing appropriate documentation to the Office of Student Disability Services. The director of Financial Aid will make the final determination of financial eligibility.

Residence Halls

Students with disabilities enrolled in fewer than 12 semester hours, but requesting to live in a residence hall, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

ADA / Section 504 Compliance Officer

The ADA/504 compliance officer for Alfred State is the director of Human Resources. The office is located in the Pioneer Center and the telephone number is 607-587-4225. It is the responsibility of the officer to insure college-wide compliance with the Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.