• FAFSA THUMBNAIL Financial Aid for College
    The portal to apply for federal and state financial help for college opens anually on October 1st.  Please see the attached powerpoint from Alfred State/Robin Harrington on this process as it is helpful:
    Before applying you must first create an FSA ID(electronic signature):

    After creating the pin you may apply for federal aid at:

     At the end of the fafsa application you will find the New York State Application for aid(you must be attending a college in NY).  This link for this is at:

    *Also - check with the college you are applying to for college specific deadlines regarding Financial Aid, Scholarships, Grants, and the FAFSA

     Some colleges will require a CSS in addition to the FAFSA.  It is online at: 
    Here is a link with some very good informaiton for understanding financial aid offers: