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Helpful tips and information on FAFSA, STEM Incentive Program and Senior Week!
2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Applications Now Available
The financial aid filing season opened on October 1, 2017 for students planning to attend college next fall. New York State students can now file the FAFSA and New York State TAP applications to receive free and low-cost financial aid to help cover their college costs.
Get Help Completing the FAFSA
HESC offers students and their families with assistance in completing the FAFSA. Simply register for one-on-one assistance at HESC's dedicated FAFSA website, StartHereGetThere.org. You can also refer families to HESC's online chat or to our dedicated toll free line, 800-808-1790, to speak with a HESC representative weekdays between 9am-4pm.
2018 STEM Incentive Program Applications Now Available
Do you have high-achieving seniors who plan to pursue a STEM degree at a SUNY or CUNY college next fall? Students in the top 10 percent of their graduating class may be eligible for a NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program.
The STEM application for the class of 2018 is now available at hesc.ny.gov/STEM.