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NYS CSEA Partnership for Education and Training Logo Tution Benefits Program 2021-2021

You can receive reimbursement for an unlimited number of exams as a way to earn college credit, including test center fees, (up to a maximum of $350 per exam) offered through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test, formerly Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support), Thomas Edison College Examination Program (TECEP), and Excelsior College in addition to your standard benefits. Interested applicants must speak to a Partnership advisor for information and an application form. Call (518) 486-7814 (Press Option 1) or (800) 253-4332 (Press Option 1) or email an advisor at

CLEP is a national credit-by-examination program that allows students to earn credit for what they already know. Exams cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college. Visit CLEP at

DSST is a credit-by-examination program offering students the opportunity to earn college credit for knowledge gained in the workplace, classroom, or through independent study. The exams cover physical sciences, social sciences, business, applied technology, humanities, and more. Visit DSST at

TECEP offers a wide range of exams for earning college credit. The exams are designed to allow you to demonstrate the college-level knowledge you have gained through work, independent reading, or other activities. Originally designed to help enrolled Thomas Edison State College students meet degree requirements, the exams are now administered nationally and may be used at many other institutions. Visit TECEP at

Excelsior College exams provide flexible opportunities to demonstrate college-level learning in the arts and sciences, business, education. Visit Excelsior College at



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