Financial Aid

  • Comparing Financial Aid
    This resource and interactive tool is available to help families compare financial aid packages.  
    Please visit for more financial aid resources
    Please visit the links below for helpful information regarding Federal Student Aid and the application process: 


    HESC's is holding Virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop on Wednesday, October 20, 3pm - 7pm. Financial aid professionals will be available to provide private, one-on-one assistance in completing the FAFSA and NYS Tuition Assistance Program - TAP - applications.

    The event is free and open to any senior planning to attend college in the fall of 2022. Registration is required at

    Please share with your seniors and parents!

    Thank you, New York State Higher Education Services Corporation



    2021-22 FAFSA and NYS TAP Applications Now Open


    Planning to attend college in 2023-24? 


    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available online at The FAFSA is the first step in applying for financial aid.  Fill it out as soon as you can, out even if you haven't applied to any colleges yet!


    Was your family’s 2022 New York State net taxable income $80,000 or less? You may also be eligible for the 2023-24 NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Learn more by visiting the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation at  

    SUNY's Financial Aid Days are offered as a service to all prospective college students and their families. The programs are designed to answer questions and provide assistance regarding the financial aid application, types of aid available and the award process.

    Financial aid comes from the federal and state governments and your college.
    Federal aid includes Pell Grants, Work-Study, Perkins Loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and federal student loans.
    New York State financial aid consists of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS), scholarships and other special awards.
    Financial aid from colleges can be institutional grants, scholarships, work programs, and loans.
    It all starts with completing the FAFSA - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Last Modified on November 3, 2023