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List of terms you should know for college financial aid

FAFSA Application

In order to get money to pay for college you must file for Financial Aid. All students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders) are eligible. Check out the information below to learn more and to find resources available in English.

FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid


FAFSA Information

Do you have questions about filling out the FAFSA form? Check out this guide that answers some of our basic questions about the form. 

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Aplicación FAFSA
Para obtener dinero para pagar la universidad, los estudiantes deben solicitar ayuda financiera. Todos los estudiantes que sean ciudadanos estadounidenses o residentes permanentes (titulares de la tarjeta verde) son elegibles. Consulte la información a continuación para obtener más información y para encontrar recursos disponibles en español.

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Solicitud FAFSA® | Federal Student Aid


Información FAFSA

¿Tiene preguntas sobre cómo completar el formulario FAFSA? Consulte esta guía que responde algunas de nuestras preguntas básicas sobre el formulario.

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How does FAFSA Work?
How-to Guide on FAFSA *Comes in Multiple Languages



FAFSA Step-by-step Tutorial
Video guide to complete FAFSA Application
Use this to access and legally sign on FAFSA's website. You should have at (2) accounts: (1) for yourself and (1) from your guardian
Required to complete FAFSA
FSA ID Account Creation Guide
Use this guide to help you create the FSAID
Required to begin your FAFSA
FAFSA Calculator
Use this tool to estimate your financial aid from the federal government. 2020 Tax return information needed 
FAFSA Verification
Did you get selected for FAFSA Verification? Follow the steps below
NYS TAP Application
Use this apply for NY State Financial Aid. Separate from FAFSA. Up to $5,665 for free!
NYS TAP Application Video Guide
Watch this video to help complete the TAP application
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TAP Application Guide
Use this to help you through the TAP application
TAP Estimate Calculator
Use this tool to estimate your NY State Financial Aid Award
Excelsior Scholarship
Excelsior helps cover the remaining cost of Public Tuition after the PELL (FAFSA) and TAP Grants. It does not cover room & board or any additional fees. (ONLY CUNY & SUNY)
NYS Dream Act
Use this apply for NY State aid for Undocumented and other students. Click below to see if you're eligible
NYS Dream Act Step-by-step Guide
Use this guide to help you complete the NYS Dream act application

CSS Profile
Only complete this form if you are applying for Private Schools & some State Universities for institutional grants
Check the list of Schools here: Schools that Require CSS Profile
CSS Profile Video Guide
Use the link below to guide you through the CSS Profile application
College Board Financial Aid Calculator
Compare the Costs of College with the Financial Aid you received