Apply for Financial Aid

2024-2025 year financial aid forms are for Empire State University enrollments that begin in May 2024 and thereafter.  

2023-2024 year financial aid forms are for Empire State University enrollments beginning May 2023 through March 2024.

  • FAFSA Section: complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Federal Direct Loans: link to complete entrance loan counseling forms, master promissory notes and exit-loan counseling forms
  • Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS): APTS is a New York state grant program for matriculated undergraduate students attending school for 3-11 credits per term; graduate students and nonmatriculated students are not eligible. Maximum award for a financial aid year is $2,000.  Please note that APTS application and tax documents received more than 30 days after the add/drop date for the term in which you are applying for cannot be considered for an award for that term per NYS guidelines. Funding is first-come first-served. 2024-2025 APTS application is coming soon! 

    Prior to completing the APTS application, please review the instructions for the year in which you are applying below:

  • 2024-2025 How to Apply for APTS (PDF 80kB)
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): information and application for the TAP grant
  • Scholarships: Apply for Empire State University Foundation Scholarship opportunities.
  • TEACH Grant: available only to graduate students; link to information and applications for TEACH grant.
  • Non-NY State Grants: Link to information regarding state grants outside of New York for non-NY state residents.

View our financial aid application deadlines.