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Apply for Financial Aid

Apply now for financial aid to help with your educational costs.

When to Apply

It is important to apply early for financial aid. Our priority date for the Fall semester is May 1 and for the Spring semester is October 1. If you have missed these dates, apply immediately! You must reapply for financial aid every year.

What's New In Financial Aid for 2017-18?


How to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply for federal and state financial aid:

  1. Go to https://fsaid.ed.gov to apply for your FSA ID (username & password). You will use this to sign your FAFSA, complete loan documents, etc. Also, if you are a dependent student at least one parent must have a FSA ID, too.
  2. Go to www.fafsa.gov to complete your federal financial aid application. Our federal code is 002863.
  3. If you are a NYS resident, look for the link on the FAFSA confirmation page to apply for NYS grants. Our TAP code is 2042.
  4. Be sure to submit any additional documentation we may request once we receive the results of your FAFSA.
  5. Watch for your award letter and complete any additional requirements needed for payment of your awards. We will begin sending our award letters for the 2017-18 academic year mid-April.

Remember there are many factors that affect your financial aid such as your enrollment status (full-time or part-time), academic progress, etc.  Be sure to ask questions if you don’t understand how these factors may affect your future eligibility.

How to Create an FSA ID


Do you need help filing your FAFSA?

Who should you contact if you need help? Educational Planners are ready to assist you with your financial aid applications and with any situation that might arise related to your financial aid status. We welcome your questions and are ready to provide you with complete information about the types of financial aid available, including College scholarships and other awards.

See more about types of financial aid, tips for transfer students with financial aid, and veterans information.

It is recommended that students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. You can get more information about filing here.

Verification Via Inceptia's Verification Gateway

We are pleased to announce that we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process by utilizing the Verification Gateway online portal. If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, you will receive an introductory email to the email address you provided on the FAFSA. If no email was provided, you will receive an introductory postcard. The postcard will have our school logo along with Inceptia's, so you will know it is official. What happens next?