Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) Application and Deadline Information


  • Students planning on enrolling part time on or after May 15, 2017 should complete the APTS Application for 2017-2018.  Funds for the 2016-2017 academic year are currently exhausted.  Should funds for 2016-2017 become available again later during the spring term, our office will review any new applications for 2016-2017 at that time.
  • It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the financial aid office has all of the necessary information to process his or her application for APTS, including a signed copy of his or her New York state tax return for APTS.
  • Aid for part-time study is awarded by term; however, only one application should be filed per financial aid award year.

Priority Deadline

  • Completed 2016-2017 applications and signed New York state tax information received by April 1, 2016 were given priority consideration. Funds are currently exhausted for the 2016-2017 award year.
  • Completed 2017-2018 applications and signed New York state tax information received by April 1, 2017 will be given priority consideration for the 2017-2018 award year. 
  • Students must apply and meet all eligibility criteria, including satisfactory academic progress, at the time of application.

Contact us

Fax: 518-581-2782

Mailing Address: 
Empire State College
Financial Aid
111 West Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Questions? Contact the Student Information Center at 518-587-2100 or 800-847-3000.


Code: 010286
Name: SUC Empire State College

TAP Codes

Undergraduate: 0913
Graduate: 5680 (for graduate students applying for Veteran Tuition Awards)


Students planning to attend starting in May 2017 or thereafter should apply for financial aid for 2017-2018 by submitting the 2017-2018 FAFSA.

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