Financial Aid and Scholarships

One of the determining factors of a smooth transition to college is making certain to take advantage of all financial aid and scholarship services that are available both through government and private sources.

BASIC FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

1. Need Based $

~Based on family income
~2 Step process

*FAFSA Application (file after January 1) awards students Pell Grant money from the federal government

www.fafsa.ed.gov

*TAP Application awards students TAP money from New York State and will only go to a NYS college

www.tapweb.org

2. Merit Based $ / Scholarship $

A.Family

~What organizations have you and your family belonged to?

~Do you have a family member who is a veteran, a union member, etc.?

B.Local Community – Class Night Scholarship Roster

~Coordinated through the Counseling Office

~Rosters handed out and posted this website during the 1st week of February

~Most applications are due throughout the Month of April

~Awarded at the Class Night Ceremony on Thursday, June 2 2016 at 6 pm

C.College

~Coordinated through individual colleges

~Educate yourself regarding their process for awarding money

~CSS Profile may be required for some private colleges

student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile

D.National

~Locate $ through a variety of sources

www.fastweb.com

www.finaid.org

3. Loans

~Individual college will inform you of our options

~Government loans

~Private loans

Helpful website: See Guidance & Counseling Office Website for more info:

www.hesc.ny.gov

www.nysfaaa.org

Click on any LINKS included in the above document to access the appropriate website or use the the links and documents below to assist your journey through the "paying for college process".


Files Related to Financial Aid

Can you afford your college choices?

Funding your education


Links Related to Financial Aid