Cost & Financial Aid
Everything you need to know about financial aid at Herkimer College.
Students who have experienced unforeseen circumstances and/or expenses due to the pandemic may be eligible for a special condition (professional judgment). Since the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) uses 2019 income to determine federal financial aid eligibility (for the 2021/2022 year), students deemed to have special conditions may be eligible for an adjustment to the original data reported on the FAFSA. This could make the student eligible for a higher federal financial aid award.
Winter Mini Financial Aid Application Is Now Available!
Check Out Important Updates from New York State Higher Education Services (HESC) Newsletter
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a May 12th start date for its Emergency Broadband Benefit Program that aims to provide subsidies for students struggling to pay for internet amid the pandemic. The program will allow eligible households — which include those with a Pell Grant recipient or that have experienced significant income loss since February 2020 — to receive substantially subsidized broadband service ($50 monthly subsidy for most, $75 monthly subsidy for those on tribal lands) and devices ($100 one-time subsidy for a device).
If you believe you are eligible, you should familiarize yourself with the registration process so that, come May 12th, you will be able to enroll and work through the FCC verification process as soon as the program is live.
FAFSA for 2022-2023 School Year Opens October 1st, 2021
(Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 )
The 2022-2023 FAFSA application is available now, don't delay! You will need your 2020 tax information to to complete your FAFSA application. You can also file the New York State TAP application at the same time. On the confirmation page of the FAFSA there is a link for "would you like to start your state application now" select this to apply for your TAP award.
The current FAFSA is the 2021-2022 FAFSA, which will be used for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. You will need your 2019 IRS federal income tax information to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA.
New York will pay your student loan bill for two years!!!
Select the link below for details on this new loan program designed to assist students paying back their student loans. Eligible students will have New York State pay on their student loans for two years.
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