APTS Eligibility

To be considered for an APTS award, students must:

  • Enroll part-time as matriculated students in approved undergraduate degree programs or registered certificate programs at degree-granting institutions in New York State
  • Meet the program income limits
  • Be New York State residents and either United States citizens or qualifying non-citizens
  • Have a tuition charge of a least $100 per year
  • Not have used up Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) eligibility
  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Not be in default on a Federal Family Education Loan
  • Have achieved at least a cumulative "C" average after having received the equivalent of two full years of payment of State-sponsored student financial aid
  • Be a high school graduate, or receive the equivalent of a high school certificate, or receive a passing grade on a federally-approved examination if receiving a State-sponsored award for the first time in the 1996-97 academic year.