FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
All students must fill out a FAFSA form when applying to college and applying for financial aid. You can fill out an online application on the Federal Student Aid website. Schools receive the FAFSA worksheets in November or December and seniors can begin to submit them online beginning January 1st of their senior year.
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
The financial aid application service of the College Board is a national, 100-year-old, not-for-profit membership association. Many of the member colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award nonfederal student aid funds. For a list of colleges, universities and scholarship programs that use the PROFILE service visit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE website.
Financial Aid Links
Federal Student Aid – Here you will find some basic direction regarding financial aid for college.
New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) – Information pertaining to New York State financial aid.
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation – The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is the state agency that helps people pay for college by administering the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), guaranteeing student loans, offering guidance and administering a highly successful College Savings program for students and families. Information about college financing issues can be found at this website.
Peterson’s College Information – A comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource on the web, brought to you by Peterson’s—the nation’s leading provider of educational content, including college search and selection, test preparation and lifelong learning.
Sallie Mae – Information on student loans.
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid – Information on loans, scholarships and military aid.
US Department of Education Financial Aid – Information designed to help you find financial aid.