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
Academic Excellence. You must file a separate application
for TAP at www.hesc.ny.gov .
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:
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
For detailed information on all veterans’ benefits and
assistance please visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
website at www.va.gov. 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
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.