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 establish a FSA ID and password

      • Visit: www.fafsa.ed.gov
      • If you are a dependent, your parent/guardian will also need a FSA ID and password

2. Log-on at www.fafsa.ed.gov

      • Use your/your parents (if you are a dependent) 2014 tax return (filed this year) 
      • Complete the FAFSA application for the 2015-2016 academic year
      • The code for Maria College is: 002763
      • Sign the FAFSA using your FSA ID and password
      • You may estimate based upon your 2013 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) 2014 tax return (filed this year) 
      • Complete the TAP application for the 2015-2016 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 2013 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.