Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for federal student aid and NY state aid, you need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) application.  Completing and submitting the applications are free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college.

If you don’t fill out the FAFSA, you could be missing out on a lot of financial aid. The FAFSA becomes available in early January each year. 

The following steps will provide you with information on how to apply for federal and New York State financial aid.

  1. Collect Documents
  2. Get an FSA ID
  3. Complete the FAFSA
  4. Link to TAP on the Web
  5. Receive a Student Aid Report (SAR)
  6. Verify your Data
  7. Receive the Award Notification