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
BASIC FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Need Based $
Based on family income
2 Step process
*FAFSA Application (file after October 1)
Awards students Pell Grant money from the federal government
*TAP Application awards students TAP money
from New York State and will only go to a NYS college
TAP Website (for seniors going to New York Colleges)
Merit Based $ / Scholarship $
What organizations have you and your family belonged to?
Do you have a family member who is a veteran, a union member, etc.?
Coordinated through the Counseling Office
Class Night Roster is handed out and posted to this website in early February
Most applications are due February through April
Awarded at the Class Night on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6 pm
Coordinated through individual colleges
Educate yourself regarding their process for awarding money
CSS Profile may be required for some private colleges CSS Profile Website
Locate $ through a variety of sources
Click to Counseling Office Scholarship Page
Individual college will inform you of your options in their financial aid award letter
Primary options: Government loans, then Private loans
Helpful website to learn more in depth information:
New York Higher Education Services Corp.
New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association
SUNY Smart Track Empowered Financial Planning
Files Related to Financial Aid
Can you afford your college choices?