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Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) Test

Evaluation and Testing

Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) Test

The Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) testing requirement is for students who are seeking financial aid awards under the state's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for the first time in the 2006-2007 academic year or thereafter and do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) from a United State high school.  The Office of Admision will notify students who are required to take the examination, and the office of Evaluation and Testing will provide information regarding the testing appointment.

Students subject to the ATB requirement must take and pass an approved ability-to-benefit test by the first day of classes for a particular term in order to be certified for financial aid under the state's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). 

Students who do not achieve the minimum cut of scores on a test upon initial testing are eligible to be retested after receiving intervention. However, all retests must be completed before the deadline specified above. Students who test and meet the cut scores after the deadline qualify for TAP for their next semester.

For questions about the Ability-to-Benefit tests contact the office of Evaluation and Testing