Financial Aid

  •  The Financial Aid Process will begin in October of your senior year...


    STEP 1:

    Applying for a FSA ID

    Request a Federal Student Aid ID to apply for federal student aid. This should be one of your first steps. Instructions are available at   


    STEP 2:

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.  

    Completing the FAFSA is a necessary step for all families with children attending college.  The FAFSA will open up in OCTOBER and families will use their previous year’s taxes. Get more information on the process at


    STEP 3:

    The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

     Information on New York State grants, scholarships and awards, including TAP

    123 Paying for College

    Award Letter Comparison

    Understanding Award Letters