College Financial Aid Information

Vincent L. Leibell

May 06, 2009


This is an exciting, yet challenging year for high school seniors who are looking to continue their education at the next level. They’ve visited numerous campuses and filed applications, but the real challenge is figuring out how to pay the tuition bill.

Searching and applying for financial aid can be a very daunting task, but there are a number of organizations that can help you with this process:

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is the state agency that helps people pay for college by administering the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), guaranteeing student loans, offering guidance and administering a highly successful College Savings program for students and families. To visit HESC's website,please CLICK HERE.

The New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association, Inc. (NYSFAAA)offers extensive information for Students, Families and High School Counselors. They operate an online resource centerthat students and their families can visit to get finanical aid information. NYSFAAA alsooperates "Ask the Expert", in which individualscan ask questions via email, andreceive responses from finanical aid experts.CLICK HEREto visit NYSFAAA's online resource center.

Mapping Your Future is a public service web site that provides information on career and financial aid options.Theirmission is to enable individuals to achieve life-long success by empowering schools, students, and families with free, web-based college, financial aid, career, and financial literacy information and services. To visit their website,CLICK HERE.

Financial aid information,forms, andworkshops for students and families are often available at local high schools, libraries,and other community locations as well.