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 PIN

      • Visit: www.pin.ed.gov
      • If you are a dependent, you and a parent/guardian will both need a PIN

2. Log-on at www.fafsa.ed.gov

      • Use your/your parents (if you are a dependent) 2012 tax return (filed this year) 
      • Complete the FAFSA application for the 2013-2014 academic year
      • The code for Maria College is: 002763
      • Sign the FAFSA using your PIN(s)
      • You may estimate based upon your 2011 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) 2012 tax return (filed this year) 
      • Complete the TAP application for the 2013-2014 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 2011 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 Financial Aid Office at finaid@mariacollege.edu or 518-438-3111 ext. 286.

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