Applying for Financial Aid

Maria College encourages all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Even if students don’t think they are eligible for financial aid, we encourage them to apply because many scholarships require the need determination that is determined from completing the FAFSA.

Steps to completing your Financial Aid application:

  1. If you have never completed the FAFSA you will need to obtain a FSA ID at

    • www.studentaid.gov If you are considered a dependent for your aid, you and a parent/guardian will both need a separate FSA ID

  2. Log-on at www.studentaid.gov or download the app to start the application process on your phone

    • Use your/your parents (if you are a dependent) 2020 federal tax return

    • Complete the FAFSA application for the 2022-2023 academic year

    • The school code for Maria College is: 002763

    • Sign the FAFSA using your FSA ID(s)

  3. If you are a NY State Resident and plan to enroll full-time, you should complete the NYS TAP Application

    • Log-on at hesc.ny.gov

    • Use your/your parents (if you are a dependent) 2020 NYS tax return

    • Complete the TAP application for the 2022-2023 academic year

    • The code for Maria College is:
      2093 for Associate Degree Applicants
      6093 for Bachelor Degree Applicants

    • Sign the TAP application using your HESC PIN(s)

If you do not have access to a computer or need assistance completing your Financial Aid Applications, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at sfs@mariacollege.edu or (518) 861-2586.