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Aid For Part-Time Study

The Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) program provides tuition assistance to undergraduate New York State residents matriculated in a degree program and enrolled between three to eleven credits per semester.

To qualify, dependent students must have a New York State taxable family income less than $50,550. Independent students must have a New York State taxable family income less than $34,250.

Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) award amounts are determined by the Office of Financial Aid and cannot exceed tuition charges.

Step-by-Step Process

Details and helpful links for each step are provided below.

1.) Complete the Aid for Part-Time Study Application
2.) Attach Signed Copy of NYS Tax Returns (see APTS Instructions)
3.) Submit APTS Application and NYS Tax returns to Financial Aid

Step 1: Complete the Aid for Part-Time Study Application

Step 2: Attach Signed Copy of NYS Tax Returns (see APTS Instructions)

Attach a signed photocopy of all required student and; if applicable; parent New York State Tax Returns to your APTS application.  Failure to include the required New York State tax returns will result in processing delays and/or reduction of your APTS award.

Step 3: Submit APTS Application and NYS Tax returns to Financial Aid

Requested documents should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid in one of the following ways:
By Mail: By Fax: In Person:
Student Financial Center (518) 442-5295 Student Financial Center
Campus Center G-26
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222

The student's nine digit Albany ID should appear on each page submitted.

Please Note: Students and parents are advised not to send documents with private information such as tax data, social security numbers, or citizenship verification via email.