Financial Aid Getting Started


It is important to apply early for financial aid. Our priority date for the Fall semester is May 1 and for the Spring semester is October 1. If you have missed these dates, apply immediately. You must reapply for financial aid every year.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2024-2025 FAFSA will not be available until the end of December 2023. Please see this Department of Education announcement regarding the release of the 2024-2025 FAFSA.


Follow the steps below to apply for federal and state financial aid:

1.     Go to FSA ID to apply for your FSA ID (username & password). You will use this to sign your FAFSA, complete loan documents, etc. Also, if you are a dependent student at least one parent must have a FSA ID, too.  


Creating Your FSA ID - Student

Creating Your FSA ID - Parent

2.     Complete your federal financial aid application FAFSA APPLICATION. Our federal code is 002863.

Steps to Completing the 2024-2025 FAFSA

3.     If you are a NYS resident, look for the link on the FAFSA confirmation page to apply for NYS grants. Our TAP code is 2042. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no link to the NYS Student Aid/TAP Application on the 2024-2025 FAFSA, you will need to go to to apply for NYS aid for the 2024-2025 academic year.

4.     Be sure to submit any additional documentation we may request once we receive the results of your FAFSA.

5.     Watch your MyCorning email for an email from the Financial Aid Office and complete any additional requirements needed.


Remember there are many factors that affect your financial aid such as your enrollment status (full-time or part-time), academic progress, etc.  Be sure to ask questions if you don’t understand how these factors may affect your future eligibility.