Financial Aid Requirements
Where do I Start?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid programs. You are encouraged to file your FAFSA electronically.
What is an FSA ID?
The FSA ID is your identifier to let you access your personal information in various U.S. Department of Education systems and serves as your electronic signature. You can apply for your FSA ID online.
When do I Apply for Aid?
The recommended deadline is January 1 to file your FAFSA.
Any supplemental forms requested by our office should be submitted by February 15. Student applicants meeting this deadline should have their financial aid package prior to the admissions deposit deadline or before summer school begins. Applications or forms filed after these deadlines will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.
|To Do List||Deadlines|
|Obtain FSA ID||January 1|
|File FAFSA/Express Tap Application||January 1|
|Submit all requested documentation to the Financial Aid Office||February 15|
|Accept/Decline all offered awards||April 1|
|Pre-loan Counseling/Sign Master Promissory Note for Stafford Loans||July 1|
|Student apply for Alternative loan with co-signer or parent apply for PLUS loan and do MPN||August 1|
New York State Application for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
If you are a New York state resident, you are eligible to file the TAP application if you are applying to a college in New York (designated on your FAFSA). The application link is available after you submit the FAFSA. If you miss the link, you can use the link below or wait for the application to be mailed. The deadline for TAP is May 1 of the academic year for which aid is sought (e.g. for 2017-18 the application deadline is May 1, 2018).
High School Graduation Requirement
Proof of graduation from high school is a requirement for all students wishing to receive federal or state financial aid. A final high school transcript showing date of graduation or a copy of a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as possible to facilitate the financial aid process.
Financial Aid Adjustments/Appeals (Professional Judgment)
The Financial Aid Office at The College at Brockport realizes that students and their families experience unforeseen circumstances and/or expenses during an academic year. Appeal forms for changes in family circumstances or reconsideration of dependency status may be found in the Financial Aid Forms Center.
Aid Adjustment Due to Changes in Credits
Please click here for details on the adjustment of financial aid due to changes in credit hours.
The following links have detailed explanations:
- What is an "expected family contribution"?
- Federal aid credit census dates
- Federal Financial Aid consequences for non-attendance of classes
- Financial Aid Glossary
- How and when financial aid will be disbursed
- How The College at Brockport distributes and packages aid
- How eligibility is determined at The College at Brockport
- Student Rights and Responsibilities