Financial Aid

Federal and State Programs

There are many federal and state resources made available to college students, including grants, scholarships, work-study and loans.

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 requirements.

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: 002778
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 Academic Excellence. You must file a separate application for TAP at .

For more details on eligibility requirements and amounts of awards, please see the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation website.

Mount Saint Mary College New York State TAP Code: 2110 

Veterans Resources

Mount Saint Mary College is proud to welcome veteran students and their family members who receive both veteran and military education benefits. We are committed to providing the best possible education experience and service to all that attend Mount Saint Mary College.

For detailed information on all veterans’ benefits and assistance please visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website at Then navigate to Veterans Services and the GI Bill. This website provides a wealth of information about the different chapters of veteran education benefits, as well as; how to apply for benefits, how to verify your enrollment and the e-benefits website.

Mount Saint Mary College services student’s using many different chapters of educational benefits such as: Post 9/11 (chapter 33), Montgomery GI Bill (chapter 30), Survivors & Dependent Educational Assistance (chapter35), Vocational Rehabilitation (chapter 31) and Reservists/National Guard (chapter 1606) and we participate in the Yellow Ribbon program.

New York State also offers the Veterans Tuition Award (VTA) to those veterans who qualify for this grant for either full-time or part-time study. For more information please see

For more information on Veterans’ Resources at Mount Saint Mary College please contact the Registrar’s Office at 845-569-3316.

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