Financial Aid Forms

Here are all the filing forms you need for financial aid consideration at Alfred University.

To apply for University need-based aid and University-awarded federal need-based aid, undergraduate students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to select the appropriate academic year. To apply for University need-based aid and University-awarded federal need-based aid, returning undergraduate students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA by March 15 for the following academic year.

The US Department of Education recommends you file electronically using FAFSA-on-the-Web. The electronic FAFSA is faster and also edits the FAFSA information prior to transmitting, eliminating many common application mistakes.

The electronic FAFSA needs to be signed just like a paper FAFSA. You may print out the FAFSA-on-the-Web signature page, provide original signatures, and mail it to the federal processor, or, you can use your unique Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) as your electronic signature. Dependent students will need an FSA ID for themselves and their parent(s). If you do not have an FSA ID (or lost your FSA ID), you can apply for one at the Federal Student Aid Web site.

If you are not able to file electronically, you may file a paper FAFSA. A paper FAFSA is available at high school guidance offices, many public libraries, or from the Office of Student Financial Aid.

To ensure your FAFSA information is forwarded to Alfred University, you must indicate Alfred University as one of your college choices on the FAFSA. Alfred University's code and address are:

Federal School Code: 002668*
One Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

*Alfred University's federal school code is 002668 for all degree programs.

New York State residents will initiate the TAP application process by filing the appropriate academic year's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC) will then respond to students who indicate they are NY State residents and list a NY State College/University on the FAFSA.

FAFSA Web Filers

Students who complete a FAFSA-on-the-Web will be prompted to complete a Web-based Express TAP Application (ETA) at the same time. Some items on the Web ETA will already be completed, based on the FAFSA information. Be sure to carefully review every pre-entered ETA item for accuracy and complete all applicable blank ETA questions.

Note: You will have 30 days to complete the FAFSA-linked ETA on the Web. If you do not complete the Web application, a paper ETA will be mailed to you.

Paper FAFSA Filers and FAFSA on the Web filers who do not complete the Web ETA
First time TAP applicants will receive a preprinted paper Express TAP Application (ETA) after filing the FAFSA. To receive consideration for a TAP award

Note: The ETA must be signed and returned to NYSHESC, even if you are not making changes.

Renewal TAP applicants

Renewing TAP applicants will receive either an Award Certificate and Change Form or an Express TAP Application (ETA), depending on their status with NYSHESC.

Important: Students should carefully review the Web ETA, paper ETA, and/or Change Form to correct and update information derived from the FAFSA and complete all applicable blank ETA questions. Be sure to promptly file necessary corrections. Make a special effort to check the following items:

Correct the income information to correspond with the net taxable income reported on the student's and/or parents' New York State tax return. Refer to the ETA/Change Form instructions for the proper tax return line number based on the type of tax return filed.

Be sure the proper school code is listed for Alfred University for both the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Alfred codes

0020 for undergraduates in Liberal Arts; Business; and Mechanical Engineering and 0960 for all other undergraduates programs

Make sure the number of other family members who will be enrolled as full-time students during the upcoming academic year is correct.

Students seeking assistance from Alfred University are also requested to apply for aid through their home state's grant/scholarship agency. Consult with your home state agency for additional information and forms.