There are many federal and state resources made available to
college students, including grants, scholarships, work-study and
Types of college financial aid
Grants and scholarships are funds awarded based
primarily on financial need, but some may have academic achievement
qualifications. These funds are considered gift-aid and do not need
to be repaid. Work-study is a form of student
employment. Students receive the funds if they agree to work in a
campus office for an hourly rate. Generally, they are paid at
minimum wage and are paid on a bi-weekly basis.
Loans are funds that need to be repaid. Repayment
generally begins after the student has completed their degree
Federal financial aid
Federal programs include: Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant (SEOG), National TEACH Grant, Federal Work Study,
Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Nursing Loan, Federal Direct Stafford
Loan, and Federal Direct Parent Loan.
To qualify for any and all federal programs, students must
complete the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. For more details on
eligibility requirements and amounts of awards, please see the US
Department of Education Student Aid website.
Additionally, student must maintain academic progress as described
under Satisfactory Academic Progress.
You can fill out the FAFSA
form online. Please note that
our FAFSA priority deadline for freshmen is February 15.
Regular deadline is March 1.
Mount Saint Mary College Title IV School Code:
Mount Saint Mary College NYS TAP Code: 2110
New York State programs
State programs include: Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Aid
for Part-Time Study, Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship,
Volunteer Recruitment Service Scholarship, World Trade Center
Memorial Scholarship, Math and Science Teaching Incentive
Scholarship, Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship and Scholarship for
For more details on eligibility requirements and amounts of
awards, please see the New York State Higher Education Services
Mount Saint Mary College New York State TAP Code:
In addition to need-based federal and state funds, there are
additional resources available for military veterans and their
dependents. Detailed information on all veterans’ benefits and
assistance in applying for benefits can be obtained from Department of Veterans
Affairs. New York State has Veteran's Administration Regional
Offices in Buffalo and New York City.
A value-rich, liberal arts education is within your reach at Mount
Saint Mary College. We’ll help you get here.