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New York State Grants - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Aid for Part-Time Student Program

Eligibility for this program is based on New York State Regulations. A few commonly asked questions are:

Q. Which typesof courses are considered eligible for APTS?

A. A student must be enrolled in 6 -11.5 course credits that are NOT

  • bridge courses;
  • prerequisite courses for lower division
  • admission-conditional courses for upper division
    OR
  • course that ONLY fulfill a requirement for liberal arts minor

Q. If a student's full-time credit load included non-required courses and their TAP was (or will be) decertified by the Registrar, should they apply for APTS?

A. No, New York State regulations do not permit these students to receive APTS. If the student is enrolled in 12 credits, even if 6 - 11.5 are required, they will still not be eligible for APTS.

Q. If a student becomes part-time, after school starts, by dropping courses will they get APTS?

A. If a student drops below 12 credits before the fourth week of the semester, then they are usually considered part-time and eligible for consideration for the APTS grant. If a student drops below the required 6 credits at any point before the grant disburses, they become ineligible to receive the grant.

For more detailedinformation regarding APTSregulations andeligibility, please visit the New York State Services Corporation (HESC)website.

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