HESC offers a variety of online resources to help students and families better understand the federal and state financial aid process and plan and pay for college. Below, you will find a selection of informative PDFs, including fact sheets and brochure PDFs, available for downloading.

You Can Pay For College

You Can Pay For College

A complete guide on college financial aid, including federal, state, and institutional financial aid options.

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How to Apply for Federal Student Aid

How to Apply for Federal Student Aid

The FAFSA is a key step in the college financial aid process. This comprehensive guide will help you begin, navigate key aspects, and understand what comes next in the federal financial aid application process.

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How to Apply for TAP and Other NYS Student Financial Aid

Apply for TAP and Other NYS Aid

A fact sheet with key information on various New York State financial aid programs such as TAP, Excelsior, ETA, and STEM.

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A Guide To Planning For College

A Guide To Planning For College

The "College Planning Guide" is a roadmap for navigating the path to college. It covers crucial aspects like planning, financial aid, and selecting the ideal college and major to align with your career goals.

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Excelsior Scholarship

Excelsior

The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. Recipients may receive up to $5,500 or actual tuition, whichever is less.

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NYS Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program

STEM Incentive Program

The NYS STEM Incentive Program offers tuition awards to top-performing New York State high school graduates pursuing STEM degrees in New York, with a commitment to work in STEM fields within the state for five years post-graduation.

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DREAM Act for Non-Citizens

DREAM Flier

The Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act gives undocumented and other students access to New York State‐administered student financial aid to support their higher education costs.

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NYS Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

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Learn about the various New York State student loan forgiveness programs, including eligibility requirements, amounts, and how to apply.

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Fresh Start QR Flier

Fresh Start

A QR flier to encourage returning students to take advantage of all the NYS financial aid programs available to them.

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