Get one-on-one help completing your FAFSA or TAP application to be sure you get all the financial aid you’re entitled to. FAFSA/TAP COMPLETION EVENT – 1/30 @ 4pm – 7pm
Your StudentAid.gov account is the first step to getting access to federal student financial aid. Join us for this 15-minute walkthrough presentation to get your Federal Student Aid ID.
Creating Your StudentAid.gov Account | Start Here Get There (ny.gov)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is currently available as part of a soft launch. Pauses for site maintenance and technical updates are to be expected. This new FAFSA is supposed to be easier to complete, previously the applicaption had 108 questions and now it’s only 36 total. Check out this video about the new changes.
If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the FAFSA, try to start with these important steps:
New York State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The recommendation is still to have students complete the FAFSA first and then move on to the New York State’s Tuition Assistance Program Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). TAP awards range from $500 to $5,665 per year. This is money that students do not have to pay back.
Additionally, we encourage high school students to attend Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)’s Virtual Events and connect with NYCPS Next Step Advisors 1-1 virtually Tuesday-Friday 5:00-8:00 pm to answer questions regarding FAFSA & TAP completion. For additional questions, contact CollegeandCareerPlanningTeam@schools.nyc.gov.
January is NYCPS Scholarship Month
FAFSA Important Links
- Apply for Student Aid
- How to Create Your FAFSA ID Step by Step Video
- 7 Things You Need Before Filling Out the FAFSA Form
- Understanding FAFSA – A How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them)
- Log on to FAFSA