Application Issues

To process a student's request for financial aid, we must consider/review the following applications:

1.  SUNY Application for Admissions- To qualify for financial aid, a student must be matriculated.  This means the student has applied for admission to SUNY Adirondack, been accepted and is enrolled in classes required for a SUNY Adirondack degree or certificate program.  Please review Admissions for additional information regarding this process.

2.  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-   Students interested in federal grants, loans or work-study opportunities need to complete the FAFSA annually.  Also, New York State requires completion of a valid FAFSA prior to students' application for state grants and scholarships.  The vast majority of students complete the FAFSA online at (www.fafsa.gov).  Worksheets are available in the Financial Aid Office if you opt to complete prior to entry online.

3.  Express TAP Application (ETA)-  The ETA is used to determine eligibility for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).  For the most part, TAP is limited to full-time (12 or more credits required for a SUNY Adirondack degree or certificate program) students, however part-time students registered with the College's Accessibility Services Office are encouraged to inquire about their individual eligibility under ADA guidelines.