How do I Apply for Aid?
General Eligibility Requirements
The federal and state government have established certain requirements that all students have to meet to be eligible to receive financial aid. These requirements are listed below:
- Be accepted into a degree program at SUNY Delhi
- Be registered for 6 credits or more per semester for federal aid
- Be registered for at least 12 credits to receive TAP
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Meet Standards of Academic Progress - (SAP)
- File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- Obtain a PIN (Personal Indentification Number) for student and one parent at http://www.pin.ed.gov/ (opens new window).
- Keep PINs in a safe place.
- Use PINs as electronic signatures on the FAFSA and other aid applications.
- File the FAFSA on the Web(opens a new window) as soon after Jan. 1st as possible.
- Filing online is highly recommended. It speeds the aid process.
- Questions? Click here for "7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA."
- For a paper FAFSA call 1-800-4FEDAID. SUNY Delhi does not have paper FAFSAs
- List SUNY Delhi on your FAFSA. Our Federal school code is 002857.
- Complete a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application (New York State residents only) at https://www.tapweb.org/totw/. Be sure to list the correct SUNY Delhi's TAP code: 3020 for certificate and associate degree programs, 6020 for bachelor's degrees.
- Review your financial aid awards on the Bronco Web.
- SUNY Delhi will send you all forms, applications, and instructions needed to complete your aid, including student and parent loans. Read and follow all directions carefully.
- Respond promptly to all requests from SUNY Delhi for additional information.
- Use http://www.hesc.com/ to check the status of your TAP awards.
- Use www.studentloans.gov to check the status of your federal direct loans.
- Track your progress using the Financial Aid Checklist (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
- Contact us if you have questions: 1-800-96-DELHI or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rights and Responsibilities
It is the student's responsibility to:
- Be familiar with the financial aid application procedures including application forms and deadlines. This information is available from the financial aid office.
- Return all forms properly filled out within the prescribed time limits. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of any aid offered.
- Notify the financial aid office of any changes in the parents' or the student's financial situation. The student's financial aid package will be adjusted to reflect any changes.
- Notify the financial aid office of any private scholarships or awards that the student receives during the academic year.
- Notify the financial aid office of any change that reduces a student course load to less than full time (12 credit hours).
- Honor all agreements, including repayment provisions on any loans, made with the college and/or any other lending institutions.
- Provide all forms requested by the financial aid office for the purpose of verification of family income, family size and similar matters.
- Reapply for financial aid each academic year. The college will make every effort to continue aid to those students who demonstrate financial need.
- Maintain eligibility for federal financial aid programs. To maintain eligibility, the student must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours) in an approved program (New York State financial aid programs require full-time enrollment-12 credit hours) and be in good academic standing. To be in good academic standing a student must be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and must be pursuing an approved program of study.
It is the student's right to:
- Know how financial need was determined.
- Know how decisions regarding financial aid were made.
- Appeal any decision made by the financial aid staff.
- Know how financial aid that has been awarded will be distributed. Generally, financial aid will be paid to the student in two equal installments, the first during the fall semester, and the second during the spring semester. The student will be billed each semester for tuition, fees, room and board. If the student's bill has not been paid, one half of the total award will be deducted from each semester's bill. If the bill for the semester has been paid, the student will receive a refund equal to one half of the total award. No aid can be deducted from the bill until it has been completely processed.
- Know SUNY Delhi's Student Loan Practices Code of Conduct
- Select any participating lender for their Stafford loans and personal loans.
- Know what portions of the financial aid must be repaid and the annual interest rate.
- Know the college's refund policy.
- Know the graduation and transfer-out rates for certificate or degree-seeking full-time, first-time undergraduate students. For students who began in the fall 2001, thirty-five percent of these students graduated and twenty-four percent transfered-out within three years.
- Be notified in writing if their financial aid is canceled due to a drug conviction while attending college.
Financial Aid Calendar
FASFA - 002857
TAP - 3020 (1 or 2 yr. programs)
TAP - 6020 (4 yr. programs)
All SUNY Delhi students, regardless of their financial situation, can benefit from the SUNY Smart Track Financial Literacy Website. Click on the Smart Track link and register to learn how to budget your money, understand credit before you use it and start to save money for an emergency fund.
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