Sponsors and Resources


New York State Financial Aid Administrator's Association

The New York State Financial Aid Administrators (NYSFAAA) is a volunteer association of approximately 1200 practicing financial aid professionals working in student financial aid offices throughout the State of New York. We advocate for, and promoting equal access to post secondary education for all students. We provide a variety of outreach activities to assist students/families work through and understand the student financial aid process. NYSFAAA offers education, professional development, and networking opportunities for its members and for colleagues in related education, business, and governmental professions.

The HESC- sponsored "Student Financial Aid Awareness Month" is just one example of the collaboration and partnerships that exist throughout the state of New York in educating families about the various application timelines and sources of financial aid.


There are many excellent resources on the Internet that can help you plan and obtain funding for a college education. Here are some that we highly recommend.

Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is New York State’s student financial aid agency. HESC helps people pay for college by providing need-based grant and scholarship award money to college-going students. At HESC’s core are programs like the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), numerous state scholarships, a highly-successful College Savings program and college access programs for students and counselors that enable college to be a reality for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers each year.
Visit HESC.ny.gov

College Application Week
College Application Week is a component of the American College Application Campaign, an effort of the American Council on Education, to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a postsecondary education. All high schools in New York State are invited and encouraged to participate.
Visit gocollegeny.org/apply

US Department of Education Federal Student Aid
FSA, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in America's postsecondary education community. Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible Americans benefit from federal financial assistance — grants, loans and work-study programs — for education beyond high school.
Visit studentaid.ed.gov

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAFSA opens the door to the federal student aid process. Every step you take will get you closer to achieving your educational goals. Find out what you can expect from beginning to end.
Visit fafsa.ed.gov

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
NASFAA offers students and parents assistance in academic preparedness, postsecondary options and paying for college. Whether you are applying for financial aid for the first time or are a returning student this web site will assist you in navigating through the academic and financial aid process.
Visit nasfaa.org