NEWS and UPDATES -last updated April 11th, 2014
» Summer Aid Update
Do you know how summer aid works? View our summer page for all the details on how to apply.
» Do you need help using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on your FAFSA?
Make sure to view our helpful tutorial that walks you through the process >> DRT Tutorial
» Have you heard of the Governor's new STEM Incentive Program?
Read up on the proposed program guidelines here >> STEM Q & A
The application is not yet available, but hesc.ny.gov will update their website with more detailed program information after the NYS budget passes.
» 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 starting 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.
» The 2014/2015 FAFSA is now available online!» When do spring loans disburse?
Spring semester loans start disbursing on Jan 28th, 2014.
» Did you accept a PLUS loan?
Just like student loans, fall and spring semester Plus loans disburse once a week starting in early Sept for fall and late Jan for spring. 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
NOTE: Signing a master promissory note is only part of the process. Parent borrowers must also click 'REQUEST A DIRECT PLUS LOAN' to complete the quick application and credit check on studentloans.gov.
» 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