General Tips

General Tips

Remember the Following Tips

  • File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. SUNY Delhi recommends you file your FAFSA before February 15 to be considered for all available aid. If you cannot file by February 15, file as soon as possible. Don't wait until the last minute!
  • To file your FAFSA online, you and one parent will need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use as an electronic signature. Go to https://fsaid.ed.gov/ to obtain an FSA ID for you and one parent. Keep the FSA IDs and passwords in a safe place. You will use them to complete other financial aid applications and to file a FAFSA for subsequent school years.
  • Do not pay anyone to file the FAFSA for you. It is free. If you need assistance, contact SUNY Delhi's Financial Aid Office at 1-800-96DELHI or financialaid@delhi.edu.
  • Click here to estimate your Expected Family Contribution. The site will tell you if you appear to be eligible for a federal Pell Grant. Remember, this estimate is only as valid as the information you supply. You may be eligible for grants and other financial aid even if you are not eligible for a Pell Grant.
  • You do not have to pay anyone to find scholarship opportunities for you. Use free scholarship searches such as FastWeb to find and apply for scholarships.
  • Remember to carefully read and follow all application direction and due dates.
  • Always respond promptly to all requests for information.
  • Contact SUNY Delhi's Financial Aid Office with questions.

Financial Aid Steps

Get a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID for yourself and one for a parent at http://www.pin.ed.gov/. These IDs are the first step to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Keep them in a safe place. You’ll need them throughout the financial aid process
  • You have to file for FAFSA each year that you are enrolled, and you will use the same FSA IDs each time.
  • How to apply for a FSA ID

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using that FSA ID. The FAFSA serves as the basis for most financial aid available at SUNY Delhi. We recommend you file as soon as possible after January 1.

When prompted, list SUNY Delhi on your FAFSA using the federal school code 002857.

To qualify for campus-based student aid (aid that’s awarded from limited pools of funding at SUNY Delhi each year), we recommend filing by Feb. 15. Applications filed after that will still be processed, but your chances of receiving all possible campus-based funds may be diminished.

Start here: http://fafsa.ed.gov

For a little extra guidance, watch this video: “7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA”

NOTE: About one-third of FAFSA applications are selected for verification. That will mean submitting some extra documents, which SUNY Delhi will request. Learn more about verification.

Filing the FAFSA online is recommended and speeds the aid process. But if you want, you can request a paper application by calling 1-800-4FEDAID. We do not have paper applications at SUNY Delhi.

Apply for state aid.

If you’re a New York State resident, you can apply for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) at https://www.tapweb.org after you’ve filed your FAFSA. This should be done within two to three days of filing the FAFSA, if not immediately afterward. You’ll see a link to the TAP application on the FAFSA submission confirmation page.

  • Activate your SUNY Delhi email account. This page will show you how to do that, as well as how to use BroncoWeb.
  • Make sure you have your student 800 number (or Social Security number) and student PIN at the ready. You should have received both in your acceptance letter.

You’ll receive instructions via email for how to access your FAFSA Award Notification, which tells you what you’ve qualified for, within two days of filing your FAFSA. BroncoWeb allows you to review, accept, decline and adjust your SUNY Delhi financial aid award package. You do not have to simply accept all of what is offered to you. Read more about accepting or altering your award.

Check this email regularly, as the Financial Aid Office will use it to follow up on applications, send forms and request additional documents. It’s important that you reply promptly. You don’t want to miss out on financial aid opportunities because you forgot to check your email.

You can also check the status of your TAP awards at http://hesc.ny.gov.

See what financial aid you qualify for.

You’ll need one of the following SUNY Delhi TAP codes:

  • 3020 for certificate and associate degree programs
  • 6020 for bachelor degree programs

Once your application has been processed you’ll receive a TAP/State Scholarship Award Notice. If additional information is needed to process your TAP award, you’ll receive a Request for Information from the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). Be sure to respond to this request immediately to avoid processing delays.

Your financial aid depends on maintaining certain academic standards. Know what’s expected of you and keep track of your progress to avoid falling behind and risking your financial advantage.

  • Standards for New York State TAP recipients
  • Standards for Federal Financial Aid