How to Join The NYS FAFSA Completion Initiative

  • Complete, sign and submit a Data Access and Security Agreement.
  • Complete, sign and submit a Chief Authorizing Official (CAO) Designation Form.
    • HESC will email the CAO Designation Form once they receive your signed Data Access Security Agreement.
  • A CAO account will be established for you
    • Instructions will be emailed on how to grant other employees in your high school or district access to filing status information.
  • You and your other designated staff can now access information on your students’ FAFSA and TAP filing status.

NYC District Schools

Contact the New York City Department of Education to register:
Kristen S. Harris
Executive Director, College and Career Planning
[email protected]