APTS (Aid for Part-Time Study)

APTS (Aid for Part-Time Study)

The Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) program provides grant assistance for eligible part-time students enrolled in an approved undergraduate studies programs.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure you have included the John Jay school code (002693). 

If you are a New York State resident, you must apply for TAP before being considered for APTS.

To determine eligibility and award amount complete CUNY supplemental form in CUNYfirst under the Finance section in Student Center Self Service

APTS ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA:

To be considered for an APTS award, students must:

  • Enroll part-time (6-11.5 credits) as matriculated students in an approved undergraduate degree program
  • Meet the program income limits
  • Be a New York State resident and either United States citizen or qualifying non-citizen
  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Not be in default on a student loan and not be in default on any repayment of State Awards
  • Have achieved at least a cumulative "C" average or better after having received the 4th payment
  •  The student must answer the following two APTS questions on the Supplemental Form:
    • Will you be claimed as a Dependent?” (This not used from a technical aspect.)
    • “Will your Employer Provide Tuition Reimbursement?” The student must have left this question blank or have answered with No to meet the eligibility criteria               

APTS payment points count against a student’s maximum eligibility for State tuition aid. Students must have remaining TAP payment points in order to receive APTS.

INCOME LIMITS

Eligibility for an APTS award is based on New York State NET taxable income 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's AND parents' 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.