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New York State Higher Education Services Corp./Aid-Part-Time Study (APTS)

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) program provides grant assistance for eligible part-time students enrolled in approved undergraduate studies. Awards provide up to $2,000 per year for part-time undergraduate study at participating institutions in New York State. An APTS award cannot exceed tuition charges.

    Student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and be a legal resident of New York State for at least one year prior to the start of the term. Must have graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma by passing a Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) formally known as a GED, or passed a federally approved "ability to benefit" test. Applicant must be enrolled as a part-time student and be matriculated in an approved program of study in a participating New York State post-secondary institution and be in good academic standing. Be charged at least $100 tuition per year. Not be in default on any state or federal student loans and not be in default of any repayment of state awards and not have exhausted Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) eligibility.

    For the program, part-time study means being enrolled for at least:
    -3 but fewer than 12 semester hours per semester
    -4 but fewer than 8 credit hours per trimester

    Eligibility for an APTS award is based on New York State net taxable income, Federal, State or local pension income and private pension and annuity income, if applicable, from the preceding calendar year:
    -For students who were eligible to be claimed as tax dependents by their parents, family New York State NET taxable income may not exceed $50,550. Family income includes student AND parent income.
    -For students who were not eligible to be claimed by their parents as tax dependents, their New York State NET taxable income (including spouse's income) may not exceed $34,250. The spouse's income must be included if they were married on or before December 31 of the previous calendar year.
    -For students who were not eligible to be claimed by their parents but were eligible to claim tax dependents other than self and/or spouse, their New York State NET taxable income (including spouse's income) may not exceed $50,550. The spouse's income must be included if they were married on or before December 31 of the previous calendar year.

    For more details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Financial Aid Committee
  • 99 Washington Ave
  • Albany , NY 12255
  • scholarships@hesc.ny.gov
  • 888-697-4372

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