Financial Aid Information

How to apply for Financial Aid: HESC Guide

Register for SUNY Financial Aid days HERE. This is a great way to get FREE help with the FAFSA!
Visit the FAFSA Help Center for more help.

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 after financial aid

The FAFSA Estimator can help you understand your options to pay for college or career school by providing an early estimate of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and eligibility for federal student aid.

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). 


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.


The FAFSA site will be utilized to file for federal student aid. Students cannot file a federal financial aid application for the upcoming school year until after January 1st of the current school year.