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FAFSA PIN change

Currently students (and parents when applicable) have a 4 digit PIN that can be used to sign the FAFSA form, sign Promissory Notes,  and to sign into NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System).  This PIN process is changing as of May 10, 2015.  To access any of these websites, students must now create an FSA ID.  The FSA ID will have a username and password and can be created at

For complete instructions, click here.

Summer Financial Aid

Classes begin May 18th, 2015

Financial Aid for the summer session is only available for eligible HCCC students that are matriculated prior to the Summer 2015 semester, and are in good academic standing. To be matriculated the student must be pursuing a degree from Herkimer College. Eligibility for summer aid is explained below. To be considered for any federal financial aid for the summer session, students must complete a Summer 2015 Financial Aid Application and have a completely processed 2014-2015 FAFSA in our Financial Aid Office by June 30, 2015.

Direct Loans can be awarded to students who have not used all of their loan eligibility during the 2015-2015 academic year, and are enrolled for at least 6 credit hours during the summer session.

Pell Grants are available to students that were part time or attended college for only one of the academic semesters during the 2014-2015 academic year.  

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is available to students attending at least 6 credit hours that have earned at least 12 credit hours in each of the previous 2 semesters at Herkimer College. Students must file the 2015-2016 FAFSA and TAP applications to be considered for this award.

 Summer 2015 Financial Aid Application


Financial Literacy

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