Applying For Financial Aid

It all begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete the FAFSA online at

Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. 1

School Codes
FAFSA: 002880
TAP: 2230

FAFSA: Verification Video

FAFSA: Got questions about Verification?

Easy Steps 

1. Complete all applications that apply to you: 

You will need copies of tax returns to file some of these applications.

2. If requested, provide 2018 income documentation (provide copies for the office): 

  • Federal tax returns transcript
  • New York State income tax returns (signed) (for APTS) 

3. Complete the Entrance Loan Interview and electronic Master Promissory Note: 

4. Complete the employment process: 

5. Complete the Veteran's benefits application: 

  • Provide a copy of DD 214 and/or other documentation 


Application Deadlines


Fall 2020:       May 15, 2020 for priority review of all campus based aid

Spring 2021:   Nov. 15, 2020 for priority review of all campus based aid


Fall 2020 & Spring 2021:
Students are encouraged to apply at the time of FAFSA completion following the recommended FAFSA dates.

The latest a TAP application for 2020 - 2021 can be submitted is June 30, 2021.

APTS (based on NYS budget)

Fall 2020:            Friday August 3, 2020 for review for Fall award
Spring 2021:       Friday January 4, 2021 for review for Spring award


Checking Financial Aid Status

There is an approximate 5 week processing time once all required documentation/applications are received. To check your financial aid status, log in to and check the Financial aid Channel in the Student Resources Tab.

Changes in Financial Circumstance

Students may request consideration of their financial aid awards due to unusual or exceptional circumstances above and beyond the student's/parents' control, such as loss of employment, divorce/separation/death of parent, loss of untaxed income (social security benefits) or loss of unemployment benefits. 

Such requests must be made in writing on a Special Conditions form and submitted with all required documentation.






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