Applying for Financial Aid

In order for the Financial Aid Office to process aid for a student, the following steps must be completed:

1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1st for the upcoming school year. www.fafsa.ed.gov

Federal School Code (PELL)     006461

2. After filing the FAFSA, the student will receive either a pre-printed New York State Express Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application or a TAP Change Form. Simply follow the instructions included with the form or email notice. www.hesc.com

State School Code (TAP)     0710

3. Before financial aid can be disbursed, St. Elizabeth College of Nursing verifies 100% of all data submitted on the FAFSA.  Students will need to either use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in FAFSA on the Web, or they can order an IRS tax return transcript and submit it directly to the financial aid office.  The tax return transcript can be ordered at www.irs.gov.  Additional documentation may be required.  These documents must be reviewed and necessary corrections made.

Once the above steps have been taken, a financial aid award letter will be sent to each student. The award letter should be read and followed carefully. Awards need to be accepted or denied by the student and returned to the financial aid office in a timely manner. Award letters not returned will be deemed denied by the student.

For a student that has a significant decrease in income or parent's income (if dependent student) from the prior year, a Special Condition form may be submitted to the Financial Aid Office along with supporting documentation. The Financial Aid Office may be able to use the current year's estimated income rather than the prior year's to determine eligibility for federal aid.

Student financial aid programs, both state and federal, are subject to adjustment, depending on the student's change in financial status and allocation of funds to the college.

Available Financial Aid

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • N.Y.S. Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Federal Direct Student Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans