Applying for Financial Aid

Maria College encourages all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Steps to completing your Financial Aid application:

  1. If you have never completed the FAFSA you will need to obtain a FSA ID
  • Visit: www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Returning users who have a PIN will be directed to create a FSA ID beginning May 10, 2015
  • If you are a dependent, you and a parent/guardian will both need a FSA ID

2. Log-on at www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Use your/your parents (if you are a dependent) 2015 federal tax return 
  • Complete the FAFSA application for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • The school code for Maria College is: 002763
  • Sign the FAFSA using your FSA ID(s)
  • You may estimate based upon your 2014 taxes (if there were no major changes)*

3. If you are a NY State Resident and plan to enroll full-time, you should complete the NYS TAP Application

  • Log-on at www.hesc.ny.gov
  • Use you/your parents (if you are a dependent) 2015 NYS tax return 
  • Complete the TAP application for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • The code for Maria College is:
    2093 for Associate Degree Applicants
    6093 for Bachelor Degree Applicants
  • Sign the TAP using your HESC PIN(s)
  • You may estimate based upon your 2014 taxes (if there were no major changes)*

If you do not have access to a computer or need assistance completing your Financial Aid Applications, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@mariacollege.edu or 518-861-2586.

*If you estimate your taxes, you will be required to update your FAFSA or TAP once your taxes are filed.