FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

We will not be having an in person Financial Aid night this year but we encourage all families to attend a virtual night put on by the colleges. SUNY has many options-see below.

Register for SUNY Financial Aid days by clicking the link below. This is a great way to get FREE help with the FAFSA!

https://www.suny.edu/attend/events/financialaid-days/

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Financial Aid Award Packages Comparison Tool

Congratulations on your college acceptances! The Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool helps you evaluate your financial aid packages and determine the bottom line cost – the difference between the cost of attendance and your financial aid package – for each college. It may surprise you that the school with the highest cost of attendance may not be the most expensive for you to attend!

You see how much is:

  • “Free money” – grants and scholarships that don’t have to be paid back

  • Loans – that do need to be paid back – with interest

  • What you still need to pay.

  • Click this link for the tool:

https://www.hesc.ny.gov/prepare-for-college/applying-to-college/comparing-college-award-letters/financial-aid-comparison-tool.html

 

How to apply for financial aid: http://www.hesc.ny.gov/Content.nsf/SFC/How_to_Apply_for_Financial_Aid

Information needed to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): http://www.hesc.ny.gov/Content.nsf/SFC/FirstGet_Your_Information_Together

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Do you have questions about the FAFSA?

click http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm for the FAFSA Help Center (includes trending questions and contact information to address your specific question)

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The FAFSA site will be utilized to file for federal student aid (students can not file a federal financial aid application for Upcoming school year until after January 1, of the current school year). 
This website (www.fafsa.ed.gov) includes a link to the FAFSA4caster.  By using the FAFSA4caster, you can receive an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid.  Please keep in mind that the FAFSA4caster does not include any TAP awards the student may receive. Click on the link below to go to the FAFSA site.

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***Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to update your FAFSA with IRS tax return information.
If you have already submitted a FAFSA and would like to use the IRS DRT, click Login to start a correction. Once in the FAFSA, navigate to the "Finances" section, where the option to use the IRS DRT displays for eligible students and parents. 

 

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is New York's student financial aid agency.  This site offers information pertaining to NYS TAP and other financial aid resources to help you afford a college education.  Click on the link below to access the web site.

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Click the file below for the financial aid timeline and financial aid glossary.