Financial Aid Websites

It has been reported that approximately 98% of financial aid applications are processed online.  We have provided a partial list of the federal and state websites used to apply for financial aid below.

FAFSA on the Web:  Fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate aid year or make corrections (add a school, update income figures);

Federal PIN:  Used to electronically sign FAFSA, make corrections to submitted FAFSA, sign an MPN (Master Promissory Note) and check FAFSA status and aid history;

TAP on the Web:  Complete the Express TAP Application (ETA) online (grant program for NYS residents only);

Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC):  View your TAP status; change TAP college code or home address; request a duplicate Express TAP Application (ETA);

US Department of Education Federal Student Aid:  Portal to find general information on federal student aid;

Completing the FAFSA:  Offers general information, overview of application process and detailed help with application questions;

Manage Your Direct Loans:  One-stop location for students to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN), view their loan history, and plan for future repayment or for parents to apply for a PLUS loan;

Loan Entrance Interview:  Students can complete entrance counseling (required for new, first-time borrowers, recommended for all borrowers);

National Student Loan Data System:  View federal loans and/or grant amounts, complete exit counseling (graduates/transfers/withdrawals), outstanding balances, loan statuses, disbursements and history;


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