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Checklist for Accepted Freshmen & Transfer Students:

File the FAFSA using school code 002846 by the college's priority deadline at

NYS residents should apply for the TAP grant using school code 0925 at

Review the Award Notice/Shopping Sheet that was sent to you. This is a good estimate of what your aid package will be.  We begin mailing these out to accepted freshmen applicants starting in mid-March.

If you were selected for verification please visit my.newpaltz for information on your application status and your documentation requirements to complete the verification process. Required verification documents will also be e-mailed to you.

Pay your Deposit to attend.

Official award notices go out via email after the NYS budget is passed in early May.  We send notices to your New Paltz email, FAFSA email and personal email addresses. 

Login to to accept/decline your aid package.  Follow the instructions from the email. 

→If you accept a Direct Student Loan then you must complete the following before school starts.  The student needs to login to with their pin/Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and then-

  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 as soon as possible after June 1st.  We recommend you read our PLUS page for more details.  In short, the parent borrower must login to with their pin/FSA ID (not the stduent's ID!) and then-

  1. Click and complete Request a Direct Plus Loan after June 1st (select 'State University College - New Paltz' from the list of schools)
  2. If approved, you will be asked to complete a Master Promissory Note for a Parent PLUS loan

Attend orientation and register for classes.  If you will not be full-time then you must submit a part-time enrollment form to the Financial Aid Office. 

After orientation 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.

Login to my.newpaltz and accept the charges on your invoice per the email from Student Accounts.  You are responsible to pay any balance due by the due date on your individual invoice.

  If a student's finalized financial aid exceeds their charges, Student Accounts will issue a refund for the amount of the overpayment. Refunds get issued right after the award disburses 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.