Information Regarding the 2020-21 APTS Program

Dear Colleagues,

The 2020-21 Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) program will be available soon. As you are aware, there have been delays in starting up the program this year and we appreciate your patience. The following outlines the schedule for the 2020-21 APTS program:

  • APTS Participation Agreement and Student Payment Applications are available today (February 9). The Participation Agreements can be accessed under "Forms and Bulletins" in Secure Transaction Processing.
  • Signed participation agreement must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All Participation Agreements must be received no later than March 3, 2021 to be considered for APTS funds.
  • As with TAP, the income requirements for the APTS for 2020-2021 will be based on the prior-prior year (PPY) income; awards will be based on income for the 2018 tax year.
  • HESC will determine the APTS allocation for each participating school in March and schools will be notified when the allocation is available.
  • Once the allocations have been determined, schools will be able to submit their Summer, Fall or Spring Recipient lists. We have temporarily removed the 45-day deadline for submitting the recipient lists and certifications.

Thank you for your continued partnership. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Regards,
The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation