Financial Aid and Scholarships


Students are encouraged to visit this site regularly, as scholarships will be advertised here and stored in the Counseling Office as they become available.  As most scholarship applications require student transcripts, please note that a Transcript Request Form needs to be submitted to house offices at least 10 working days prior to the deadline.

 Financial Aid

Starting October 1st, parents and students may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available online at Please note that before completing this form online, you must apply for a PIN. Processing usually takes a few days, so please keep this in mind when planning to complete the form.

The FAFSA is required to be eligible for federal and state student grants, work-study, and loans. To assist students and parents in the financial aid process, the counselors host an evening presentation in late November/early December. 

Please use the links to the right to view this year's Financial Aid presentation.

STEM incentive Program
The NYS STEM Incentive Program application is now available for your 2016 graduates!
The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full tuition scholarship to the top 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if they pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a STEM program of study at a SUNY or CUNY college or university, and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.

Visit to learn more.

Order HESC Publications
Are you having a financial aid event at your school? Are you in need of updated financial aid related materials for students and parents in your office? Order HESC publications online for distribution at your events or for availability in your guidance office! You can preview a publication by clicking on the image. To order copies of HESC publications, visit:

Please note, space is available on the back of each publication that can be used to insert your institution's custom information.

Contact HESC
Do you have questions about student financial aid? Contact HESC's Customer Communications at: 1-888-NYSHESC (1-888-697-4372) between 8:00am and 4:45pm ET Monday through Friday.

Need help now? HESC's "Chat Now" feature is available weekdays at  








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