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Winter Mini Financial Aid Information

Students taking courses in the 2018 Winter Mini term are not eligible for financial aid.  However, if the student has enough financial aid for the spring 2018 term in excess of their spring bill the Financial Aid Office can defer the winter charges to the spring bill.  Students who wish to use this option must complete a Winter Mini Financial Aid Application.

FAFSA filing workshops

The financial aid staff will assist students and parents applying to any college by helping them complete the FAFSA and TAP applications.  We will offer 2 workshops:

Wednesday, November 1st at 6:00pm in the Technology Center Room 303B

(this will include a short financial aid overview as well as filing your FAFSA and TAP applications)

Saturday, November 18th at 9:00am in the Upstairs Library, ACS Computer Labs

(FAFSA filing only)

It's time to file your 2018-2019 FAFSA application!!

Students can now file their 2018-19 FAFSA.  When completing the application students and parents will use their 2016 federal income tax information.  Both student and parent (if applicable) will use an FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA application.  The FSA ID can be created on the FAFSA website.

Excelsior Scholarship Information

New York State residents may be able to attend Herkimer County Community College tuition free through the Excelsior Scholarship program. The first-in-the-nation plan will be phased in over three years, beginning for New Yorkers earning up to:

$100,000 annually in 2015 for the 2017-2018 academic year

$110,000 earnings in 2016 for the 2018-2019 academic year

$125,000 in 2017 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The application for 2018-19 will be available sometime in January 2018.  For students applying for the spring 2018 semester, the application will be available in late October.  See HESC for more information.

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 2 years.

Student Loan Program

Financial Literacy

Now you can improve your financial literacy with online courses through the SUNY Smart Track Financial Literacy Website.  You can learn about budgeting, identity theft and personal money management.  Set up an account and get started today!!

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