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Student Financial Services

Graduate Checklist

File the FAFSA online.

Official award notices get sent via email. We send notices to your New Paltz email, FAFSA email and personal email addresses.

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

→If you accept a Student Loan then you must complete the following before school starts.  Login to StudentAid.gov with your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID/password and then-

Complete Entrance Counseling, Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note) and Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement.

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 need summer loans (6 credits or more) make sure to submit our summer aid application after you've registered for those classes.

If you will not be full-time (registered for 12 or more credits each semester) then you must submit a part-time enrollment form to the Office of Student Financial Services. Part-time students’ aid will not show up as a deferral on the invoice unless you submit this form!

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

Loans begin disbursing during 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.

  Login to my.newpaltz.edu to set up Direct Deposit (Payment Profile).