ENHANCED TUTION AWARD ALERT
Application opens April 29, 2019 and closes August 15, 2019. Click here for the application link.
As part of St Thomas Aquinas College’s continued effort to provide families with a low cost private education, we are pleased to announce that we are once again participating in the support and funding of this program. Please click here for the full ETA announcement and eligibility requirements.
HESC NYS DREAM ACT
The DREAM Act opens the doors of higher education to thousands of students, providing access to the new Excelsior Scholarship, the Tuition Assistance Program, as well as other state‐administered scholarships that were not previously available to them. To determine if you are eligible and for the full announcement, please visit the HESC website.
Did you know that you can earn micro-scholarships and plan financially to study at St. Thomas Aquinas College? We have partnered with RaiseMe, a website and mobile app that enables students from grades 9-12 to earn small scholarships tied to specific achievements such as grades, test scores, extracurricular activities, community service, and more, making access to higher education more affordable.
Upcoming Enhancements to the FSA ID - As of May 19, 2019, FSA ID users will be able to:
- Log in with a verified mobile phone number as an alternative to a username.
- Create your own challange questions are now Pick-From-List questions.
- Summary Page is now editable to create account process.
FSA ID website to allow users to manage their FSA ID account more effectively, provide enhanced navigation, and strengthen security.
FSA ID information, tips, and answers to questions and a link to create an FSA ID are available at StudentAid.gov/fsaid.
St. Thomas Aquinas College is happy to partner with you to help you finance your education. That’s why 85% of our students receive some form of financial aid including scholarships, grants, awards, and subsidized loans. We accept students regardless of their finances and we work to create a financial aid package that helps make your education affordable.
The 2018-19 FAFSA application was made available as of October 1, 2017. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) which allows students and parents to electronically transfer federal tax return information into the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available. To provide financial information on the 2018-2019 FAFSA, tax filers should refer to their 2016 federal tax return.
Our Financial Aid Checklist can help walk you through the process. And our staff is available year-round to help you get all the information you need about qualifying for, applying for and receiving financial aid. Our goal is to help you understand the financial aid process and make your college education affordable.
Please click on this link to access the Open House Presentation on Financial Aid.
Financial Aid Team
Joanne Sullivan, Director
Cindy Garvey, Associate Director
Jean Marie Mohr, Assistant Director
Colleen Gill, Counselor
Gloria DiGennaro, Coordinator