What is the FAFSA?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that ALL schools require. The federal government uses it to determine your eligibility for federal aid, which includes grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. We STRONGLY recommend filling the FAFSA out online as it is much faster and easier to catch mistakes.

CSS Profile

What is the CSS Profile?

The CSS profile is required by many private colleges and universities to determine your eligibility for non-governmental financial aid, such as the college's own grants, loans and scholarships. It is administered by the College Scholarship Service, hence CSS.

NYS Opportunity Programs

About the Programs

All of these programs are for students who do not meet the academic requirements of the school they are applying to and are economically disadvantaged. Each school varies in what scores may be admissible and what the financial requirements are. The application process may also vary, therefore it is the students' responsibility to find out from each school they are applying to what the process is.