On Monday, September 21, 2021, Schreiber Guidance hosted a financial aid presentation by Adelphi University. You can view the recording below:
Dear 12th grade students and parents/guardians,
On October 1, 2021 the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will become is available online via www.fafsa.gov. Please remember that each college may have different FAFSA submittal deadlines. Be sure to check the deadline with every school to which you’ve applied.
Additionally, some colleges may also require the CSS Profile to award institutional aid. Additional information regarding the CSS Profile may be accessed by clicking the CSS Profile Information. Unlike the FAFSA (which does not require any fees), the CSS profile has a cost associated. The initial fee is $25 and each additional report is $16. Be sure to follow up with each college to which you’ve applied.
The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) administers the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). If you will be attending college in New York, be sure to apply for TAP as well as FAFSA. HESC’s Start Here/Get There campaign has a plethora of resources as well, www.startheregetthere.org.
There are a number of scholarships and grants available via HESC, please see below for a sample of the many opportunities available. Be sure to visit this website for additional information: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid.
• NYS STEM Incentive Program: Provides full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship for top 10 percent of NYS high school students if pursuing STEM degree and work in a STEM field in NYS for 5 years.
• NYS Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship: Offered for students to pursue careers in secondary math and science teachers.
• NYS Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant: Grants up to $4,000.00 per year to students in exchange for service at public or private elementary or secondary schools that serve students from low-income families.
• NYS Excelsior Scholarship: The program covers tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students. The program will be phased in over three years, beginning in Fall 2017. It would first apply to families who earn $100,000 or less, then to those who earn $110,000 or less in 2018, and eventually reaching $125,000 or less in 2019. In order to receive notification of the scholarship application availability, please sign up via https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/the-excelsior-scholarship.html.
• NYS Enhanced Tuition Award: This program enables NY students attending private not-for-profit colleges in NY to receive financial assistance to complete their college degree. The program provides a maximum award of $3,000, requires private colleges to provide a match and freeze student tuition for the duration of the award – maximizing the financial benefit to the student. . In order to receive notification of the scholarship application availability, please sign up via Enhanced Tuition Award
As always, if you have questions or concerns, please see your counselor.