Financial Aid Information

Here at BestSchools.com we recently overhauled our FASFA guide and updated it for 2016. In the course of our research we found that most students were not aware that nearly all of them are eligible for some form of financial aid. So we decided to create a user-friendly guide that clarifies common questions, making it easier for students to have access to the support they qualify for to start or continue their education. You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here: http://www.bestschools.com/fafsa/

If you are planning on attending collge next year and have questions about the FAFSA : call the FAFSA Hotline: 1-800-808-1790 Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon - 5:00 p.m. or email anytime at FAFSAhelp@hesc.org

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Aid http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ - Additional Info in Guidance

New York State Higher Education Service Corporation - College planning made easy info re: loans, grants & scholarships, Financial college planning, virtual campus tours, scholarship searches. http://www.hesc.org/ we help people pay for college.

Simple Tuition's Resource Center, a fast and free resource on college funding, financial aid and student loans.Go to www.SimpleTuition.com/resource

The Office of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education has financial aid information that can be downloaded at www.fsapubs.gov and/or www.studentaid.ed.gov/pubs

Community College Assistance - Since Madison County does not have a community college our county will pay a subsidy fee to the county where your child will be attending a community college. In order for this to happen, a certification form needs to be filled out and signed by the Madison County Treasurer's Office. This should be done within the first 30 days after your child enrolls. For more information, you may contact 366-2371.

You can visit the following website for additional assistance with your FAFSA: http://www.smartscholar.com/fafsa-guide/

SUNY is offering two Financial Aid Days to assist students and their families in applying for financial aid and completing the FAFSA. This year, the dates are October 14 and November 18.  These workshops are free of charge and open to all prospective college students and their families. 

Students can register at one of the 47 locations throughout New York State by going online at www.suny.edu/studentevents or by calling 1.800.342.3811.

Utica College is offering FAFSA workshops on November 1st, 8th, 15th and December 4th, 11th, 18th from 4-7pm. You can reserve a spot at the following link, as space is limited. http://www.utica.edu/fafsa-workshop/