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Financial Aid

All students must have a completed 2014–2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that is received by the college. The recommended priority FAFSA filing deadline for summer 2014 is March 1, 2014. All students also must complete the 2014 Summer Financial Aid Application available on our website and submit it to our office by July 15, 2014.

IMPORTANT SUMMER NOTICE: Minimum summer credit load for matriculated students is six or more credits in order to receive ANY loan aid.

The following financial aid may be applied to Summer Session charges:

  1. Federal Direct Student/Parent Loan applicants must file a 2014–2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1, 2014 and enroll for six or more total summer credits at SUNY New Paltz for the summer. Students should complete the Summer Financial Aid Application to initiate the process of evaluating eligibility.
  2. Federal Pell Grant. Applicants must file a 2014–2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1, 2014. Students should complete the Summer Financial Aid Application to initiate the process of evaluating eligibility. Pell Grants are available for those who qualify depending on enrollment and FAFSA results. Pell Grant awards received in the summer will reduce the amount of Pell available to award for the following spring semester, as students can only receive the equivalent of two full-time awards during the course of an academic year. Students may decline Pell in some cases to preserve spring eligibility. Financial Aid regulations are subject to change at any time.
  3. Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Full-time enrollment is normally required. However, part-time (six or more total credits) summer TAP awards are possible if the student is enrolled full-time in the semester immediately preceding the summer. Visit the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website to apply for TAP.

Title IV Refunds, Overpayments, etc.
Complete information is available from Student Accounts, HAB 204, 845-257-3150.

Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Federal Financial Aid
If you completely withdraw or stop attending all classes at SUNY New Paltz before completing more than 60% of the term, a portion of the total federal aid you received may need to be returned to the U.S. Department of Education immediately. This process is called Return of Title IV Funds.

For detailed information click here.

Students who wish to avail themselves of federal financial aid must meet the guidelines outlined for federal satisfactory academic progress. This document is available on the Financial Aid Office website at http://www.newpaltz.edu/financialaid/sap.html.

If you have any questions about summer financial aid, please contact:

Financial Aid Office
HAB 603
845-257-3250
www.newpaltz.edu/financialaid/summer.html