Apply as soon after January 1 as possible. The Student Aid Report (SAR) must be on file in the Financial Aid Office by May 1 prior to the upcoming academic year in order to receive first consideration for the Federal SEOG Grant and the Federal Work-Study Program which have limited funding. Applications received after that date will be processed on a first-come basis for these two campus-based programs.
Applications for the Federal Pell Grant and the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program will continue to be processed throughout the year as long as the student is still enrolled. If the student totally withdraws from college and then files the FAFSA, no federal grant or loan can be processed. If the student files after the school year has ended, no federal grant or loan can be processed.
The last day to file for the New York State TAP grant is May 1 of the academic year.