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.
Recommended Filing Dates
Follow this schedule to ensure your financial aid application is complete on time.
|Semester Start||New Students||Current Students|
|Fall||February 1||March 1|
|Spring||August 1||October 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 Video: Who is my Parent?
Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it with the appropriate FSA User IDs.
- Note: The 2022-23 FAFSA uses 2020 tax year information. The 2023-24 FAFSA uses 2021 tax year information.
Complete the FAFSA Video: How to Fill Out the FAFSA
Step 3: Complete a New York State Aid TAP Application
Visit NYS Higher Education Services (HESC) to complete the New York State Aid Payment Application online. 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 NYS Awards Video: NYS Grants and Awards
Step 4: Submit Additional Documents, if Required
Sometimes you are required to submit other required documents to verify your aid eligibility and award you 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: View and Accept Your Awards
Once your applications have been processed, the Office of Financial Aid will send an award notification to your FLCC and FAFSA email addresses. You can also check your award information 24/7 using MyFLCC.
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