IMPORTANT FAFSA FILING NEWS FOR 2017-2018
The 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available beginning October 1, 2016. Check out the video below and click here for more information about this important filing change!
2016-2017 Federal loan interest rates
Federal loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2016:
- Undergraduate Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans: 3.76%
- Graduate Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: 5.31%
- Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS Loans: 6.31%
NY-AIMS (Scholarship) application available now
The NYS Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS) provides merit-based scholarships to NYS high school graduates who achieved academic excellence as a high school student, and enroll or plan to enroll in a public or private NYS college immediately after high school. The application for 2016 is available now!
NYS STEM INCENTIVE PROGRAM
The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation. Applications now available.
SUNY SMART TRACK LITERACY TOOL PROVIDES FINANCIAL GUIDANCE TO COLLEGE STUDENTS
Smart Track® resources cover the spectrum of personal financial literacy, from budgeting, responsible credit card use and avoiding identify theft to the basics of banking, borrowing and working through college. The online learning center demystifies college finance through loan payment estimators and strategies to responsibly borrow and repay funds. Check out the video below and click here for more information about this amazing and educational tool!
NYS GET ON YOUR FEET LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM:
The New York State Get on Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program provides up to 24 months of federal student loan debt relief to recent New York State college graduates who are participating in a federal income-driven repayment plan whose payments are generally capped at 10 percent of their discretionary income. Click here for more information and the instructions to apply.