All first time Federal Loan borrowers will also need to complete entrance counseling at StudentLoans.gov.
All applicants must complete a Direct graduate PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN). In addition all new borrowers must complete a graduate PLUS Entrance Counseling. You will need your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) to complete both at StudentLoans.gov.
2014-2015 Estimated Undergraduate Student Budget
|Tuition and Fees||$32,340||$32,340||$32,340|
|Books and Supplies||$1,400||$1,400||$1,400|
|Room and Board||$12,900||–||–|
|Sub Total Direct Costs||$46,640||$33,740||$33,740|
|Room and Board||–||$1,600||$8,670|
|Sub Total Indirect Costs||$2,580||$7,300||$14,910|
|Total Cost of Attendance*||$49,220||$41,040||$48,650|
*Total includes direct educational costs and indirect costs based on full-time attendance. These costs are subject to change.
In general, financial aid can only be used to help pay for coursework that is used to meet degree requirements (this includes major, electives and general education requirements). Students should always consult with the Office of Student Financial Services about possible financial ramifications due to academic actions such as add/drops, withdrawals and other enrollment status considerations.
For example, students take classes that are not applicable to their degree in order to maintain a full-time enrollment status. A financial aid counselor can advise whether in certain cases it may actually cost less to enroll for fewer than 12 credits.
Since financial aid rules can be complex and can vary by the particular type(s) of financial aid it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of this information.
Convictions only count if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV aid—they do not count if the offense was not during such a period. Also, a conviction that was reversed, set aside or removed from the student’s record does not count, nor does one received when she was a juvenile, unless she was tried as an adult.
The chart below illustrates the period of ineligibility for FSA funds, depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether the student had previous offenses. (A conviction for sale of drugs includes convictions for conspiring to sell drugs.)
Period of Ineligibility for FSA funds
|Number of Offenses||Possession of Illegal Drugs||Sale of Illegal Drugs|
|1st offense||1 year from date of conviction||2 years from date of conviction|
|2nd offense||2 years from date of conviction||Indefinite period|
|3+ offenses||Indefinite period||Indefinite period|
If the student was convicted of both possessing and selling illegal drugs, and the periods of ineligibility are different, the student will be ineligible for the longer period.
Students denied eligibility for an indefinite period can regain it only after successfully completing a rehabilitation program as described below or if a conviction is reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record so that fewer than two convictions for sale or three convictions for possession remain on the record. In such cases, the nature and dates of the remaining convictions will determine when the student regains eligibility. It is the student’s responsibility to certify to you that she has successfully completed the rehabilitation program; as with the conviction question on the FAFSA, you are not required to confirm the reported information unless you have conflicting information.
When a student regains eligibility during the award year, schools may award Pell, and Campus-based aid for the current payment period and Federal Direct Student Loans for the period of enrollment.
Standards for a qualified drug rehabilitation program
A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:
-Be qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly from a federal, state or local government program.
-Be qualified to receive payment directly or indirectly from a federally or state-licensed insurance company.
-Be administered or recognized by a federal, state, or local government agency or court.
-Be administered or recognized by a federally or state-licensed hospital, health clinic or medical doctor.
|Tuition payment plan||800.635.0120|
|Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)||800.433.3243|
|New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)||888.NYS.HESC
|Title IV (FAFSA code)||002666|
|New York State TAP code (undergraduate)||0010|