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FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

 

Need Based $
 
-2 Step process
-Based on family income
 
-FAFSA Application (file October 1-April 15) – use Federal Income Tax Return
-Student & parent must sign up for an FSA ID (link is on FAFSA website)
-Pell Grant is Federal $
Click to access the FAFSA Webiste
 
-TAP is NYS $ (only for NYS school) – use New York State Income Tax Return
Click to access NYS TAP Program
 
Merit Based $ / Scholarship $
 
Family
-What organizations have you and your family belonged to?
-Do you have a family member who is a veteran, a union member, etc.?
 
Local Community – Class Night Roster handed out first week of 2nd Sem.
-Coordinated through the Counseling Office
-Awarded at Class Night on Thursday, June 6th
 
College
-Coordinated through individual colleges
-Educate yourself regarding their process for awarding $
-CSS Profile application may be required for some private colleges
        Click to access the CSS Profile
 
New York State Government Tuition-Free Scholarships
Excelsior Scholarship
-student must attend a SUNY College
-family  must meet specific income guidelines
Click to access the details of the Excelsior Scholarship Program

New York State Government STEM Incentive Scholarships
-student must attend a SUNY College
-student must meet specific GPA guidelines
Click to access the details of the NYS STEM Incentive Program

National Search – Miscellaneous Scholarships
-Locate $ through a variety of sources
Click to access Fastweb
 
Loans

 -Government loans
-Private loans
 
Click to access HESC How to Pay for College