Financial Aid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Applying for Financial Aid

Get Your Federal PIN Number

To ensure the quickest, most accurate filing, apply for a federal PIN at www.pin.ed.gov if you don’t already have one. You will need this PIN to electronically sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as gain access to various information on federal Web sites in the future.

If your parent’s information will be required when applying for financial aid, your parent should also register for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. Your parent's information will be required if you do not meet one of the following qualifications listed below:

  • You were born before January 1, 1990.

  • You will be working on a master’s or doctorate program (such as an M.A., M.B.A., M.D., J.D., or Ph.D., etc.) during the 2013-2014 school year (this is not applicable to students attending Hudson Valley Community College).

  • You were married on or before the date you applied for aid.

  • You have children who will receive more than half of their support from you from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

  • You have dependents (other than your children and spouse) who live with you and who receive more than half of their support from you, from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

  • You are an orphan or ward of the court or you were a ward of the court until age 18.

  • You are a veteran of the U.S. armed forces.

  • You are currently serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces for purposes other than training.

  • At any time since you turned age 13, both of your parents were deceased, you were in foster care or were a dependent or ward of the court.

  • You were an emancipated minor as determined by a court in your state of legal residence.

  • You were in legal guardianship as determined by a court in your state of legal residence.

  • At any time on or after July 1, 2012, your high school or school district homeless liaison determined that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless.

  • At any time on or after July 1, 2012, the director of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determined that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless.

  • At any time on or after July 1, 2012, the director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living program determined that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless.