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);

FSA ID:  Short for the Federal Student Aid ID, this is 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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