As the Internet grows, so does the number of sites specifically geared toward student financial aid. Searching these sites for financial aid information that meets an individual student's specific needs can be a time-consuming and overwhelming process. What follows is an overview of websites that provide information on a wide range of student financial aid areas. Students should remember that the information they provide over the Internet is not secure and that the use of "free" services may result in unsolicited mail, email, or phone contact from businesses involved in financial aid. While each website has been reviewed by an Empire State College financial aid professional, inclusion on the list does not constitute an endorsement of the sponsor or products.
Students who utilize Internet scholarship searches should be aware that the information they provide to the search is not secure. Further, a student who uses the search may receive unsolicited mail concerning student aid, lender services, etc. that may contain incomplete or incorrect eligibility information. Empire State College does not guarantee that the use of the search will result in the successful receipt of any scholarship aid for the student. Nevertheless, the free Internet search FastWEB is a good starting point for alternative sources of funding for college.
Most financial aid calculators on the Internet are complicated by the fact that they require specific information on college costs and provide only an estimate of the expected family contribution (EFC) and not an estimate of the federal Pell grant or NYS TAP award. For federal student aid, the best bet for most students is to complete the FAFSA and within two weeks the student will receive his or her official student aid report, which will contain his or her official EFC and notification of their Pell grant eligibility. Students who correctly list Empire State College as their school of record will have their FAFSA information automatically transmitted from the federal processor to Empire State College's financial aid office.
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Undergraduate: 0913Graduate: 5680 (for graduate students applying for Veteran Tuition Awards)
Students planning to attend 2016-2017 should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for 2016-2017. Students wishing to get an early jump on applying for financial aid for 2017-2018 (enrollments beginning on or after May 15, 2017) can do so by submitting the 2017-2018 FAFSA.