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    College Financial Aid
    Financial Aid is a very important part of attending College. Here are a few links you might find helpful in your search.
     
    Online FAFSA To apply for FAFSA online.  Not before October 1st. This application is for students attending college in the 2019-2020 school year.  
    FAFSA4caster FAFSA4caster will help you get an early start on the financial aid process by providing you with an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.  In addition, FAFSA4caster will increase your knowledge of the financial aid process and provide information about other sources of aid.
    FSA ID An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and can serve as your legal signature. 
    Federal Aid Glossary A glossary of common financial aid terms and acronyms.
    HESC HESC stands for " Higher Education Services Corporation" of New York State. This site has information about New York State financial Aid programs and other helpful links.
    TAP This online application allows you to apply for New York State's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).
    FINAID Another college financial aid resource.
    Lendedu.com Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Students Loans 101 Course
     
     

     

    Follow these steps to apply for financial aid:

    STEP 1:  Each year, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed.  If this is the first time the student or parent has filed the FAFSA, the student and one parent must apply for a FSA ID number.  Students/parents can apply for ID number at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm, so that you have it when you apply for financial aid after Oct. 1, 2018.  Be sure to use separate e-mail addresses for student and parent  applications. 

    STEP 2: Fill out the FAFSA application on-line at http://fafsa.ed.gov.    Students can begin their application after Oct. 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 school year.   Don't forget both students and parent FSA ID numbers! 2016 tax information  can be linked to your application  by using the data retrieval tool on the FAFSA form.
      
    IMMEDIATELY following filing the FAFSA - residents of NYS should click the link to the TAP-on-the-web application to apply for New York State Aid.  The link will be on  the  bottom of your confirmation page  once you have submitted your FAFSA application. The TAP application will be pre-filled with information from your FAFSA.  TAP is for NYS financial aid.   If you do not fill out this application immediately upon completion of the FAFSA, visit the HESC website and follow the links to complete this application.
     
    STEP 3:  After completing the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) within about 5 days via email.  If you did not submit an email address you will receive a paper copy within about 2 weeks of filing your FAFSA online.  Review the SAR very carefully for accuracy.  If there are changes or errors, you should return to the FAFSA and make corrections!