OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A. Review our step-by-step guide: 2013-2014 How To Apply For Financial Aid On The Web or read about the data retrieval process for filing the fafsa HERE. Please also note that our FAFSA Title IV School Code (for use in Step 6) is 002846. Our undergrad TAP Code is 0925.
Q. How do I accept my awards on my.newpaltz.edu?
1) Sign on to my.newpaltz.edu. Navigate to the Financial Aid page. (Student Services/Money/My Financial Aid)
2) Click on Accept/Decline your financial aid awards.
3) On the Aid Year page, click the drop down box next to Select Aid Year to select the appropriate aid year and then click Submit.
4) Click on the Terms and Conditions tab to read important award information.
5) Click on Accept Award Offer. Accept or Decline Aid as instructed. Click either Accept Full Amount All Awards or Submit Decision.
6) You may now want to return to the first page by clicking on the Financial Aid tab at the top to review the section "Important Reminders".
A. You can contact the student help desk by phone at (845) 257-3597 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A. Your eligibility for aid may have been prepared based on a different number of credits than you are currently registered for. Submit this part-time enrollment form to the Financial Aid Office and we will make any necessary adjustments.
A. You must file the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov and accept the award letter notification at my.newpaltz.edu.
You are also required to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling (first-time borrowers only) on the Federal website: www.studentloans.gov. Login using your fafsa pin.
-Complete MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE for Subsidized/Unsubsidized loan. (Direct Loan promissory notes are valid for 10 yrs.)
-If you are a first-time borrower then also complete ENTRANCE COUNSELING on that site as well. Questions about entrance counseling can be directed to the Loan Counseling Office.
A. You must file the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov and accept the award letter notification at my.newpaltz.edu. Then the parent must go to www.studentloans.gov and click SIGN IN to login with the PARENT fafsa pin. Then click 'REQUEST A DIRECT PLUS LOAN' and select PARENT PLUS. This application must be completed for EVERY YEAR the parent wants to take out a PLUS loan. Also visit our PLUS page for additional information.
If your parent is credit-denied for the PLUS loan, then the student may be eligible for additional unsubsidized loan monies. If denied, please email our office at FAO@newpaltz.edu to request the extra student loans.
A. You can view your semester bill/invoice online at my.newpaltz - My Student Account. For questions, please contact the Office of Student Accounts by phone at (845) 257-3150, by fax at
(845) 257-3495 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
A. If a student's finalized financial aid exceeds their charges, they will be given a refund for the amount of the overpayment. Direct student and parent loan monies may be disbursed no earlier than the second week of the semester. Pell and TAP grants are typically not disbursed until after the fifth week of the semester.
Students can get refunds direct deposited by setting up a payment profile within their My Student Account on my.newpaltz. Otherwise, students who live off campus will have their exchange checks mailed to them and on-campus students will receive notification to sign for their checks at the Office of Student Accounts (HAB 204). Please know that any refunds from a Parent PLUS Loan will not be directed deposited into the student's checking account (PLUS exchange checks get mailed to the parent's permanent address).
A. If you have been awarded Work Study, please see the SUNY NP Work Study site.
For a list of on-campus, non-Work Study employment opportunities please visit the Student Assistant Page on the Payroll website.
For a list of off-campus job opportunities, log onto the SUNY NP JOBX site to searchfor off-campus jobs 24/7 on the web.
For frequently asked questions in Student Accounts, please visit their Web site.
A. View our net price calculator.
A. New York State residents who receive food stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can log into their account at https://mybenefits.ny.gov to view their benefits and print off proof of their account status to submit to the Financial Aid Office. You can also contact your local agency for documentation for the specific years (2011 or 2012 documentation for 2013-2014 financial aid).