Applying for Financial Aid

Maria College encourages all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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.fafsa.ed.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.fafsa.ed.gov

    • Use your/your parents (if you are a dependent) 2016 federal tax return

    • Complete the FAFSA application for the 2018-2019 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) 2016 NYS tax return

    • Complete the TAP application for the 2018-2019 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 finaid@mariacollege.edu or (518) 861-2586.