How to Apply for Aid


Applying for aid can seem like a challenge, so we have identified the steps to make the process easier. As an applicant, it is important to submit appropriate application materials and documentation. Applications are considered according to the date they are finalized.

Recommended submission date to ensure timely aid processing for Fall semester is May 1.

Step 1: Create Your FSA User ID

  • Create a FSA User ID.
  • Note: Dependent students must have one parent register too

FSA ID Website Video: How to create a FSA user ID

Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Complete the FAFSA

Step 3: Complete a New York State Aid TAP Application

Visit the NYS Higher Education Services website to complete an online New York State Aid Payment Application. This link can be found on the FAFSA confirmation page. Review the application for accuracy and submit. Even if you're not eligible for TAP, you should still complete this application to be considered for the Excelsior Scholarship, STEM Scholarship, Veteran Tuition Awards (VTA), and merit and part-time scholarship options.

HESC Website

Step 4: Submit Additional Documents, if Required

In addition to the FAFSA, sometimes you are required to submit other required documents so the Financial Aid Office is able to complete your file review and award your financial aid. If you're unsure what documents you need to provide, please log in to your MyFLCC Financial Aid Checklist.

Access MyFLCC Verification Guide

Step 5: Await Notification

Once your information has been processed, the Office of Financial Aid will send an award notification in the mail to your address that is listed in our system.

Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question or looking for more details? Check out our FAQ's or contact us.

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Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
Room 1145
(585) 785-1276
(585) 394-0635

Mon-Thu: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Walk Ins Welcome.

Federal College code: 007532
State College code: 2256

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