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Counseling Center: Financial Aid

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Financial Planning and Scholarship Information

 FAFSA on the Web - U.S. Department of Education

The form with the link above is required for all financial aid. Every family must fill out the FAFSA and submit it as soon as possible after January 1st to be considered for any Financial Aid from any college.


Scholarship Search Websites

FastWeb: Scholarships, Financial Aid and Colleges

School Soup: Scholarship Search

Careers And Find Scholarships, College Grants, Colleges, and Loans


Financial Aid Resources and Advice Websites

Download a financial aid presentation recently given by a representative at Siena College. [PDF]

The College Preparation Checklist Brochure—Federal Student Aid
A checklist for students (of all ages) who haven’t attended college or trade school and parents of students in elementary and secondary school.
The official website of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association. Great financial aid information for students and families. Includes a special section for school counselors.
Your source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
Apply for federal financial aid online at the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website.
Scholarship search engine.
A great site where students can find out about TAP (Tuition Assistance Program), student loans and all of the programs offered by New York State.
A well-known site with everything you want to know about financial aid, including scholarship searches, information about scams and how to apply for aid.
The CSS Profile is a financial aid application service of the College Board. Some colleges and universities require that you complete the profile as part of the financial aid process. The information collected can help award nonfederal student aid funds.
Website where students and parents can request a Personal Identification Number (PIN). The PIN may be used as an electronic signature for FAFSA on the Web, Renewal FAFSA and Corrections on the Web, and to access the National Student Loan Data System. You must get a pin number before you complete the FAFSA.

SUNY Smart Track

Sallie Mae: College Answer

Understanding College Costs

NASFAA Parents & Students - Compare Student Loans and Apply Online

Federal Student Aid on the Web - Aid Eligibility - The internet guide to funding college and Section 529 college savings plans.