NEWS and UPDATES -last updated March 4th, 2014
» Welcome to SUNY Smart Track
Your #1 resource for college affordability! SUNY Smart Track is an online learning environment that empowers students and their families for a lifetime of success. With an emphasis on financial literacy education and default prevention services, Smart Track is designed for you to help every step of the way- from the moment you apply to New Paltz and continuing beyond graduation. Create a login today:
» The 2014/2015 FAFSA is now available online!
» Prospective Freshman for 2014/2015 ?
1- Preliminary Award notices for incoming freshman applicants who have completed their FAFSA are being mailed home on a rolling basis on/after March 20th 2014.
2- Actual award packages for students who paid a deposit will be available to accept/decline on my.newpaltz after May 1st. (Note- if we have e-mailed you verification documents then you need to submit that information to us ASAP so we can finalize your eligibility!)
3- View our checklist to ensure you've completed all your financial aid requirements.
» When do spring loans disburse?
Spring semester loans start disbursing on Jan 28th, 2014.
» Are you all set for SPRING 2014?
View your financial aid checklist here!
» What's your financial IQ?
Do you know how to pay your loans after graduation? How does your credit score affect you? What other ways can you pay for school other than loans? Visit our LITERACY PAGE to find out and make sure to check out the helpful CASH COURSE website too!
» Did you accept a PLUS loan?
Just like student loans, fall semester Plus loans disburse once a week starting in early Sept. But what if yours hasn't paid out yet? If it has not disbursed then it's likely that your parent still needs to complete the credit check application. These instructions help parents navigate the application process: PLUS REQUEST
» PELL GRANT
Effective July 1st 2012, eligible students will be limited to receive Pell for a maximum of 12 full-time semesters (or the equivalent). You can read more about Pell Grant eligibility here: GRANTS