Financial Aid Timeline for Prospective Students

Financial Aid Timeline for Prospective Students

Deadlines for Fall Applicants

 Early Action

March 1

Complete the GS Scholarship Application and the FAFSA, if you are applying for a GS scholarship.

June 1

Complete the FAFSA, if you are applying for federal or state aid but NOT a GS scholarship.

May 1

New York State residents: complete the TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) application.

Note: June 30, 2015 is the final deadline for TAP consideration for the 2014-2015 academic year; however, students are encouraged to apply between January and June 2014 to ensure that funds will be available at the beginning of the fall semester, since application processing typically takes from six to eight weeks.

 Regular Decision

June 1

Complete the GS Scholarship Application and the FAFSA, if you are applying for a GS scholarship.

June 1

Complete the FAFSA, if you are applying for federal or state aid but NOT a GS scholarship.

May 1

New York State residents: complete the TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) application.

Note: June 30, 2015 is the final deadline for TAP consideration for the 2014-2015 academic year; however, students are encouraged to apply between January and June 2014 to ensure that funds will be available at the beginning of the fall semester, since application processing typically takes from six to eight weeks.

Deadlines for Spring Applicants

 Early Action

October 1*

Complete the GS Scholarship Application and the FAFSA, if you are applying for a GS scholarship.

October 1*

Complete the FAFSA, if you are applying for federal or state aid but NOT a GS scholarship.

* While all applicants who apply by the October 1 deadline will receive financial-aid consideration, it is recommended that spring-term applicants apply for aid as early as possible.

May 1

New York State residents: complete the TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) application.

Note: June 30, 2015 is the final deadline for TAP consideration for the 2014-2015 academic year; however, students are encouraged to apply no later than November 2014 to ensure that funds will be available at the beginning of the spring semester, since application processing typically takes from six to eight weeks.

 Regular Decision

November 1*

Complete the GS Scholarship Application and the FAFSA, if you are applying for a GS scholarship.

November 1*

Complete the FAFSA, if you are applying for federal or state aid but NOT a GS scholarship.

* While all applicants who apply by the November 1 deadline will receive financial-aid consideration, it is recommended that spring-term applicants apply for aid as early as possible.

May 1

New York State residents: complete the TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) application.

Note: June 30, 2015 is the final deadline for TAP consideration for the 2014-2015 academic year; however, students are encouraged to apply no later than November 2014 to ensure that funds will be available at the beginning of the spring semester, since application processing typically takes from six to eight weeks.