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WELCOME !! NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY Office of Financial Aid
Financial Aid 101 It is crucial to know your options when entering college as a freshman. Deciding to apply for Financial Aid is as important as selecting a college. It can help pay for full tuition and for books, if you qualify.
applying for financial aid is easier than ever Web Application Easy to follow instructions Allows you to skip unnecessary questions Reduces processing time by up to 2 weeks http://fafsa.ed.gov http://fafsa.ed.gov City Techs federal school code is 002696
Student/Parent Financial Aid PIN NUMBER Web Site: www.pin.ed.govwww.pin.ed.gov Student and parent (dependent students) can sign electronically Allows student to access their federal financial aid information on-line Signature Page must be printed, signed by student and parent and then mailed to the Federal Processor if student/parent does not use a Federal PIN to sign
NYS TAP ONLINE Link to TAP is available on FAFSA submission page. Click there to access TAP application. www.tapweb.org www.tapweb.org General TAP/APTS/PTAP information: www.hesc.org www.hesc.org Income/New York State 2010 Tax return needed to file City Tech’s TAP school code is: 1405
When to Apply For the 2011-2012 academic year, the FAFSA may be filed beginning January 1, 2011 City Tech’s priority deadline is April 30, 2011 Must file a FAFSA EVERY academic year to qualify for financial aid List City Tech on your FAFSA; you can list up to 14 colleges.
CITY tECH IS HERE TO HELP Financial Aid Web Lab –Room NG-08A FREE, in person application review services Bring your and your parent’s 2010 federal and state tax returns Bring any information regarding untaxed income − child support, untaxed pensions, workers compensation and any other untaxed income Call the Financial Aid Office for Web Lab hours 1-718-260-5700 or 1-718-260-5705 (web-lab)
TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID Grants (DO NOT HAVE TO BE REPAID) Federal PELL Grant Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Aid for Part-time Study Program (APTS) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Employment Opportunities Federal Work Study Loans (MUST BE REPAID) Federal Direct Subsidized Loan Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Federal Direct Plus Loan Federal Perkins Loan
TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID Scholarships (DO NOT HAVE TO BE REPAID) Visit the Scholarship Office located in room NG-09, contact Olliver Davis Visit www.fastweb.com for information on outside scholarships you can apply forwww.fastweb.com Speak to your high school college counselor Speak to your employer Many companies have scholarships available for employees and children of employees Remember, “Never Give Money to Get Money” You should never have to pay money to receive a scholarship… Beware of scams!
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR File as early as possible every academic year and follow up Always speak to a Financial Aid Counselor before dropping or withdrawing from a class Be aware of the College’s Academic Progress guidelines for financial aid
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR Be aware of the different guidelines for each type of financial aid you receive Read all correspondence from City Tech that comes in the mail or through email Make sure all paperwork that is requested by the Financial Aid Office is signed by you and a parent
US CONTACT US Visit Us – Room NG-13 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Fridays 9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. * Hours change for summer, inter-session and holidays* Email Us- firstname.lastname@example.org Call Us – 718-260-5700
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN THE FALL! 14