Here you can find more information and links to help you understand and apply for Financial Aid.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, will be available on October 1 for students attending college in the Fall of 2022 and can be found at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA allows students to be considered for federal student aid and many New York State and private grants and scholarships.
Take these steps to prepare, so that filling out your FAFSA is a smooth process.
- Create or update your FSA ID. Making a FAFSA ID should take about five minutes. If you have a FSA ID from a previous FAFSA application, make sure the information you have listed on your account is still accurate.
- Parents/guardians and students should have their own FSA IDs. Be sure your parent or guardian creates their FAFSA ID.
- To determine your eligibility, the FAFSA requires several financial documents, including your parent's tax returns. Get them ready before filling out the FAFSA. You can find a list of required documents here.
Are you planning to attend a New York State College? If so, you may be eligible for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program, or TAP. TAP helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at the approved schools in New York State. The easiest way to apply for TAP is through the FAFSA. Students planning to attend a NYS college can link directly to the application for TAP from the FAFSA submission confirmation page.
Need help completing your FAFSA or TAP application? Click here for a list of free, online events hosted by the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation, to help you complete your applications.