Financial Aid & Scholarships

PowerPoint presentation from the August 2017 Financial Aid Night:  HESC Junior Financial Aid Overview 2018.pdf  


The following websites provide students and their parents information regarding financial aid and scholarships. Please also visit our FAQ page.

CSS Profile: Allows students to search for scholarships and obtain an online application for the CSS/Financial Aid Profile (private grant and scholarship funds through participating colleges)

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is necessary in order to apply for federal college aid and most state and college aid.  Due to recent changes, parents may complete the FAFSA after October 1st of the student's senior year

FAFSA (in Spanish)

HESC: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is the state agency that helps people pay for college. HESC administers the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and 25 other grant, scholarship, and loan programs, guarantees federal student and parent loans, offers guidance for college planning, and provides a highly-rated 529 college savings plan.

The Excelsior Scholarship: Provides information regarding the New York State public college tuition free scholarship program 

NYS Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program: The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.

Questbridge National College Match: A scholarship opportunity for students with outstanding academic ability who have faced significant economic challenges.

Federal Student Aid: Provides eligibility information, electronic filing application form, and follow up services for applying for federal student aid for post-secondary education.

Scholarship Information through Naviance Family Connection: A listing of scholarships are also posted through Naviance.

FastWeb: Comprehensive website that allows students to search for over 1.3 million scholarships for college.

MALDEF: The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.