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

Example

APTS ELIGIBILITY 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 prior to the beginning of the semester, you are seeking the award (If you were registered full-time with 12 or more credits at the beginning of the semester and withdrew from a class after the first day of classes, you are NOT eligible to receive an APTS award for that semester)
  • Only classes that are TAP compliant with your designated major and/or program of study will receive funding from APTS (Ex: If you are enrolled for 9 credits and only 6 credits are TAP compliant for your major, you will only receive an APTS award for those 6 credits) Please contact the Registrar’s Office for any discrepancies in course compliance.
  • 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.

Please Note:
 
** Not all students who apply for APTS are guaranteed to receive an award, as receipt is dependent upon the availability of funds allocated to John Jay College of Criminal Justice from the City University of New York and New York State Higher Education to distribute to students who are studying on a part-time basis.
 
** APTS award amounts are calculated with a dollar amount per credit which is determined based on the allocation of funds to the City University of New York from New York State Higher Education (those per credit amounts are not available until the beginning of each semester). The award amount you potentially receive may not be the exact amount of your tuition balance, therefore there is a likelihood that the APTS award will not cover your full balance and you will be responsible for any remaining balance after the award is applied to your account.
 
** APTS recipients are not determined and/or finalized until after the Add/Drop period for the semester has ended, so you will not see a potential APTS award on your CUNYfirst account until that point in the semester (Therefore you are responsible for any balance on your account for the semester until APTS eligibility is determined and subsequently applied to your CUNYfirst  account at that time)
**APTS awards received by students count toward your lifetime TAP payments; You must have remaining TAP lifetime payments to receive an APTS award.
 
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.