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Federal Student Aid

Overview of the Financial Aid Process

Are you ready to attend college or career school, but need financial aid to help fund your education? Check out this video to learn how the office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds.

Types of Federal Student Aid

If you need help paying for college or career school, the office of Federal Student Aid can assist you with getting the money you need. Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out this video for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application.

Learn how to create your FSA ID.

This video will walk you through the steps on how to create your FSA ID.

Troubleshooting Your Account Username and Password (FSA ID)

This video will help you troubleshoot your account username and password (FSA ID).

FAFSA: Determining your Dependency Status

Are you ready to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, but are unsure whether you'll need to provide parental information on the form? Check out this video to help you determine whether you're an independent or dependent student.

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next

Have you filled out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and are wondering what happens next? Check out this video to learn what to expect after completing the FAFSA.

NYS Scholarships and Awards

NYS Grants and Scholarships

Have you made the important decision to go to college? Find out how NYS Grants and Scholarships can help you pay for it. Introduction to NYS Grants and Scholarships

The Excelsior Scholarship

The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. Learn what you need to know about The Excelsior Scholarship. 

The NYS STEM Incentive Program

The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a public college or university located in New York State. Learn about the 5 Things To Know About The NYS STEM Incentive Program.

Student Loans  

Responsible Borrowing

Are you thinking about taking out a federal student loan to help pay for college or career school? Check out this video to learn about your responsibilities as a borrower and what you should consider when taking out loans for college.

How To Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).

On October 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced temporary changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Through October 31, 2022, federal student loan borrowers may receive credit for past payments that would not otherwise qualify for PSLF. Learn what you need to know to take advantage of the new Limited PSLF Waiver in this video.

Repayment: What to Expect

Are you unsure about the loan repayment process or wondering when you need to begin making loan payments? Check out this video to learn about what to expect when your federal student loan enters repayment.

How to Manage Your Student Loans

If you're having trouble making payments on your federal student loans, there are options available to help you manage your debt. Check out this video to learn more about changing repayment plans, postponing or reducing your payments, or combining your federal student loans.

Applying to College: The Basics

Applying to college can be overwhelming, but our panel of admissions officers, financial aid officers and other experts answer your questions and help guide you through the college application process during this engaging discussion.

Alternatives to a Traditional 4-Year College Education

College Isn’t Right for Everyone, and That’s OK

During this discussion you will learn what jobs are hot for the future, but don't require a bachelor's degree.  You'll also learn about careers in the skilled trades, training programs, and other options for continuing your higher education after you graduate. 

Exploring Job Training and Other Pathways after High School

Our expert panelists discuss job training, apprenticeships, and other pathways after high school that will put you on the right path to a well-paying job. Listen Now!


Senator José Peralta NYS Dream ACT Panel Discussion