Timeline of the Financial Aid Process
The financial aid application process begins with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application and veteran's supplement.
You must file once a year for each academic year if you wish to be considered for aid. The new FAFSA and TAP application become available for the upcoming academic year on October 1 of every year. This allows you to file up to 10 months before the start of the following academic year and have all financial aid processes well in order and completed before the first bill due dates.
York College has a priority financial aid application deadline of May 1. While you can still file for financial aid after this deadline, certain federal programs that are limited may not be available to you if you file after this date.
We recommend that students have all financial aid process completed before their first tuition bill due date, which is usually in July for the fall semester and in January for the spring semester.