Checklist for Continuing & Transfer Students:
√ NYS residents should apply for TAP grant at www.hesc.ny.gov.
√ Official award notices get sent via email after the NYS budget is passed in late April/early May. We send notices to your New Paltz email, FAFSA email and personal email addresses.
→If you accept a Direct Student Loan then you must complete the following before school starts (note- if you've already completed this last year at New Paltz then you don't need to do it again):
Login to studentloans.gov with your student federal pin...
- Complete Entrance Counseling for State University College - New Paltz
- Complete a Master Promissory Note for subsidized/unsubsidized loan
→If you accept a Direct Parent PLUS Loan your parent must apply online after June 1st (they must apply every year they want the loan).
Login to studentloans.gov with your parental federal pin...
- Click and complete Request a Direct PLUS Loan after June 1st (select 'State University College - New Paltz' from the list of schools)
- If approved, you will be asked to complete a Master Promissory Note for a Parent PLUS loan (note- you will not need a new note if your same parent borrower had a disbursed PLUS loan last year)
√ After you've registered for classes Student Accounts will email you a notification that your invoice (bill) is available. Any aid you accepted will show as a deferral on your invoice.
√ If you will not be full-time then you must submit a part-time enrollment form to the Financial Aid Office. Part-time students’ aid will not show up as a deferral on the invoice unless you submit this form!
√Financial Aid begins disbursing after the 2nd week of classes. Any excess aid you have accepted that's above the cost of your invoice will be issued as a refund over the course of the semester.