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


    The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) and the NYS Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) are sponsoring an online FAFSA completion workshop where students and families can get one-on-one assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the FAFSA, and the NYS Tuition Assistance program (TAP) application on Tuesday, March 30th beginning at 3:00 PM.

    All New York State students planning to attend college in Fall 2021 and their families are invited to participate in this online workshop. Pre-registration at least 24 hours in advance is required through

    Please share as appropriate with your seniors and parents so they take the important first steps in applying for student financial aid, completing the FAFSA and TAP application.



    2021-22 FAFSA and NYS TAP Applications Now Open


    Planning to attend college in 2021-22? 


    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 2019 New York State net taxable income $80,000 or less? You may also be eligible for the 2021-22 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 April 6, 2021