FAFSA & TAP Applications

FAFSA & TAP Applications

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2018-19 Free Applications for FAFSA and TAP

The financial aid filing season opens on October 1, 2018 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.

7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out FAFSA Form

Read this article from the U.S. Department of Education's blog about the seven tips you will need before filling out the FAFSA form.  FAFSA article. 

3 Types of Deadlines You Should Pay Attention to

Click on this link to learn about College, State and Federal FAFSA deadlines. 

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.