BEWARE OF DEADLINES There are application deadlines, depending on your college and where you SUNY Cobleskill live. State and school deadlines are often earlier than federal deadlines. For more information contact: Applying for At SUNY Cobleskill all students who have Admissions Financial Aid been accepted and have a processed FAFSA on file here at Cobleskill will receive a financial aid award letter from us. Mailing 1-800-295-8988 Or Fact Sheet of letters begins in mid-March. This letter 518-255-5525 will contain estimates for such awards, as Pell, Stafford Loans, and TAP (for NY Financial Aid Residents only) Priority for aid from the 1-800-295-8988 college, such as Perkin Loans, and Work Or Study will be given to students whose 518-255-5623 FAFSA is successfully processed on or before February 15th. www.cobleskill.edu SCHOLARSHIPS Incoming student scholarships are awarded each spring to Freshman entering the College during the fall semester. Applicants who are considered for scholarships typically have an 85 or higher cumulative high school GPA and have performed well on the SAT and/or ACT. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling and continuing basis throughout the spring months. Students who have been selected by the committee to receive a scholarship will be notified in writing. You can apply for scholarships online at http://cobyweb.cobleskill.edu/ scholarships/ INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL NEED YOU ARE NOW READY TO APPLY TO FILL OUT THE FAFSA: FOR FINANCIAL AID: Your Social Security number, along with Complete FAFSA starting your parent’s Social Security number: if you will be providing your parents January 2nd information. The quickest way to apply is online using Your Date of Birth FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. *please note-estimates of income should Your Parent(s) Date(s) of Birth be used on the FAFSA in order to meet the Your driver’s license number if you have processing due date of February 15th one. The Financial Aid Office uses information Your Alien Registration Number if you from the FAFSA to determine if you are are not a U.S. citizen. eligible to receive federal student aid from grants, loans and work-study programs. Financial Aid Federal tax information or tax returns, including W-2 information, for yourself, So be sure to fill out a FAFSA even if you (think) you will not qualify. You must have for your spouse (if you are married), and Where to start? for your parents if you are providing a completed FAFSA to be eligible to take www.pin.ed.gov parent information, using income records out any Federal loans. for the year prior to the academic year for List the college codes for all colleges you Get your Pin: which you are applying. are applying to. Before you fill out the FAFSA, you Records of untaxed income, such as Cobleskill’s code is 002856 should apply for a U.S. Department of Social Security benefits, Temporary Education personal identification Once you have submitted your Assistance for needy Families (TANF), number (PIN). You can apply for a application: print and retain your and veterans benefits, for yourself (and PIN at any time. The PIN will allow confirmation number for your records. for your parents if you are providing you to sign your FAFSA electronically parent information) and information on Follow up on your FAFSA: Once your and to correct your processed FAFSA savings, investments, and business and application is submitted and processed information online. After you receive farm assets for yourself (and for your you will receive an email with a link to the PIN assigned to you, we parents if your are providing parent your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you did recommend you change it to information.) not provide an email address, your SAR something that will be easy for you to will be sent to you by mail. You should remember. It is important to note then review your SAR for any necessary that you will need this PIN to renew corrections or updates. If you do not hear the FAFSA each January. DO NOT anything within three weeks: SHARE YOUR PIN WITH ANYONE! If you are providing parent Check the status of your submitted FAFSA information on the FAFSA, it is online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or by phone at important to know that your parents 800-433-3243 or the Financial Aid Office must ALSO apply for his or her PIN. at your School.