Applying for financial aid can be a confusing process as there are multiple steps and several places to seek aid assistance (federal, state, college, and local sources of aid are available if you spend time going through the process). Utilize the links below to gather trusted information.
Mark your calendars to attend the annual Financial Aid Information Night presented through the counseling department in conjunction with SUNY Plattsburgh Financial Aid office on: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00pm.
Senior families: You may begin applying for financial aid after October 1st with the FAFSA and CSS Profile (if required)
Local Scholarship Opportunities
Helpful Financial Aid Planning Resources
- Excelsior Scholarship: NY's free tuition program at 2-year and 4-year SUNY colleges. Visit this page for full details on qualifications and how to apply.
- Federal Student Aid: Visit this site for a step by step guide on the types of federal student aid and the steps on how to obtain the various types of of student financial aid.
- FAFSA: Visit this site when you are ready to begin applying for financial aid for college. All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to attending college. This document will determine the types and amounts of aid that you will receive.
- FSAID: Visit this site to sign up for your log-in credentials for the FAFSA. This information is required to complete the FAFSA and often takes a bit of time to process.
- Fafsa4Caster: Junior and early high school families, use this tool to get an estimate of the financial aid you could be eligible for.
- College Board Financial Aid Profile: Some colleges require families to submit additional financial documentation through this website.
- HESC: Visit this site to access New York State financial aid grants, scholarships, and aid programs.
- Ed.Gov: A US Department of Education site to find an answer to questions about colleges, financial aid, education laws, and data
- College Scorecard: Information about a particular college’s costs, the average amount it’s students borrow, and graduation rates.
- Net Price Calculator Center: This site provides a tool to help you explore the net price of any given college and uses your grades and activities to determine which scholarships you might be eligible for.
- US Department of Education: College Affordability & Transparency Center: An excellent site for finding the places to compare and understand the net cost of colleges and universities.
- Fastweb: Visit this scholarship search engine to learn about scholarships that you might qualify for.
- JLV College Counseling Scholarship Database: Visit this site to view a scholarship database grouped by deadline month or specific qualifying criteria. Sign up for the weekly newsletter to receive important college planning information.
- Raise Me: Get scholarships from colleges for your achievements in high school.
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