Apply for Financial Aid

2023-2024 year financial aid forms are for Empire State University enrollments that begin in May 2023 and thereafter.  

  • 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. The priority deadline to apply for 2023-2024 is April 1, 2023.  Applications received after that date are still reviewed; however, 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.  Please note that funds for 2023-2024 are currently exhausted, but please submit your application anyway as we do award students later on in the year if/when funds become available!

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

  • How to Apply for Aid for Part-Time Study APTS (2023-2024) (PDF 70kB)

View our financial aid application deadlines.