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Aid for Part-Time Study

Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) is a grant program financed by New York State in conjunction with participating educational institutions throughout the State. This program provides grants to eligible part-time undergraduate students to help pay tuition expenses.

Eligibility

To be considered for an award you must:

  • Be working toward an undergraduate degree as a part-time student enrolled for six but less than 12 credits per semester.
  • Maintain good academic standing including having achieved at least a cumulative 2.0 average after having received the equivalent of two full years of payment of state-sponsored student financial aid.
  • Be a resident of New York State.
  • Be either a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or refugee.
  • Meet the income limits outlined by the Higher Education Services Corporation.
  • Not have used up Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) eligibility.
  • Not be in default on a student loan.

Apply

  • The CUNY University Application Processing Center (UAPC) will mail you a pre-printed CUNY TAP/APTS application, based on your FAFSA.
  • Complete the CUNY TAP/APTS application and obtain all appropriate signatures. Follow the instructions provided on the application, and return the completed form to the UAPC in the return envelope provided.

Do not return the application to Higher Education Services Corporation. This would delay consideration of your application.

Please Note: Applications are only good for the academic year. You must file a new application each academic year that you are seeking APTS funds.  There are no APTS awards for the summer semester.

 

Information subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state and/or institutional rules and regulations.
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