Financial Aid Office

To be eligible for Aid For Part-Time Study (APTS), a student must:

  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be a resident of New York
  • Be working toward an undergraduate degree or enrolled in a registered certificate program as a part-time student.
  • Be enrolled for at least 3 credit hours, but fewer than 12 credit hours per semester
  • Have graduated from high school, or has a GED, or passed a federally-approved exam demonstrating  that the student can benefit from the education offered.
  • Meet the income limits listed below
  • Have at least a cumulative "C" average after receipt of two annual payments
  • Not be in default of a Federal Family Education Loan and not be in default on any repayment of State awards
  • Not have used up TAP eligibility

Income Limits

Income is defined as the net taxable income as taken from the New York State income tax return

  • If claimed as a tax dependent of parents, family net taxable income (parent and student) below $50,550
  • If not claimed as a tax dependent of parents, net taxable income (student and spouse) below $34,250
  • If not eligible to be claimed as tax dependent of parents, but had tax dependents of your own other than you and/or your spouse, net taxable income below $50,550

To apply

Submit a copy of your 2013 NYS Tax return to the Financial Aid Office with the APTS application.  Dependent students must also include a copy of their parent'(s) 2013 NYS Tax return.  If a return was not filed, attach an explanation for why the return was not filed along with a statement of all sources and amounts of 2013 income.

Submit a statement telling us how many credits you plan to take for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.