√ File the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
√ NYS residents should apply for the TAP grant using school code 0925 at www.hesc.ny.gov.
√ Pay your deposit.
√ If you were selected for verification please visit my.newpaltz (or check your email) for information on your application status and your documentation requirements to complete the verification process.
√ Official award notices go out via email.
→If you accept a Direct Student Loan then you must complete the following before school starts:
Login to studentloans.gov with your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password...
1. Complete Entrance Counseling for State University College - New Paltz
2. Complete a Master Promissory Note for subsidized/unsubsidized loan
→If you accept a Direct Parent PLUS Loan your parent must complete a separate credit check application. We recommend you read our PLUS page for more details. Here's how to apply:
Parent must login to studentloans.gov with their parental Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password...
1. Click and complete Request a Direct PLUS Loan (select 'State University College - New Paltz' from the list of schools)
2. If approved, complete a Master Promissory Note for a Parent PLUS Loan
√ After orientation Student Accounts will email you a notification that your fall invoice (bill) is available. Any aid you accepted will show as a deferral on your invoice.
√ If a student's finalized financial aid exceeds their charges, Student Accounts will issue a refund for the amount of the overpayment per the following schedule:
→Direct student and parent loan monies will disburse starting the second week of the semester.
→Pell grants are disbursed around the third week of the semester.
→NYS TAP grants are typically disbursed after the mid-point of the semester.
√ Login to my.newpaltz.edu to set up Direct Deposit (Payment Profile).