NYS Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)


NYS Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) is a grant for students pursuing a degree as a part-time undergraduate student. The amount of the grant is determined by CUNY and is based upon the availability of funds from New York State.

Application Form

To apply you must have completed the FAFSA, TAP application and the CUNY Financial Aid Supplement form.

Qualifying Program and credits

You must be a matriculated student
For this program at CUNY part-time study means being enrolled for at least 6 but less than 12 credits per semester.

Resident information

You must be a New York State resident

Eligibility

To be considered for an APTS award, students must:

  • Enroll part time as matriculated students in approved undergraduate degree programs or registered certificate programs at degree-granting institutions in New York State

  • Meet the program income limits

  • Be New York State residents and either United States citizens or qualifying non-citizens

  • Not have used up Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) eligibility

  • Maintain good academic standing

  • Not be in default on any Federal or State student loan or on any repayment of state awards

  • You must maintain a “C” average after having received the equivalent of two full years of payment of State-sponsored student financial aid

Have graduated from high school in the United States, or earned a high school equivalency diploma by passing the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), formally known as GED, or passed a federally approved “Ability to Benefit” test as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department

Income Limits

Eligibility for an APTS award is based on New York State net taxable income from the preceding calendar year.

  • If students were eligible to be claimed as tax dependents by their parents, family New York State NET taxable income can be as much as $50,550 to qualify for an award. Family income includes student AND parents’ income.

  • If students were not eligible to be claimed by their parents as tax dependents, their New York State NET taxable income (including spouse’s income) can be as much as $34,250 to qualify for an award. Spouse’s income must be included if they were married on or before December 31 of the previous calendar year.

  • If students were not eligible to be claimed by their parents but were eligible to claim tax dependents other than self and/or spouse, New York State NET taxable income (including spouse’s income) can be as much as $50,550 to qualify for an award. Spouse’s income must be included if they were married on or before December 31 of the previous calendar year.