Financial Aid


HSMSE Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night Presentation

HSMSE Scholarship Newsletter 2017

NEW FOR 2017: Available October 1, 2016: FAFSA 2017-2018 (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): for students entering college in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

The CSS Profile is used by some colleges, universities, and scholarship programs to determine the amount of institutional funding they may be able to provide to students.

CSS Profile (available on October 1, 2016)

CSS Profile Program Guide (Downloadable as PDF)

CSS Profile List of Participating Colleges, Universities, and Scholarship Programs

CSS Profile tutorial

CSS Profile Interactive Presentation

You must request a FAFSA ID for yourself and your parent/guardian to submit your on-line FAFSA form. Please obtain a PIN by using the link below.

You should submit the FAFSA by November 1, 2016 to maximize your financial aid award. You must submit the FAFSA by November 30, 2016.  To meet this deadline, you should your 2015 taxes to complete the FAFSA.

The HSMSE Counseling Office also suggests that you consult the Financial Aid Administrators or Officers (FAA or FAO) of the colleges to which you have applied, a tax professional, financial planner, the websites listed below, and the agencies and programs listed in this handbook.

Please see or contact Mr. Klein at if you have any questions!

Applying for financial aid can be a very confusing process please take time to review all this important information. Not doing so may cost you thousands of dollars!

Federal Financial Aid

FAFSA ID website

I forgot my FAFSA ID website

2017-2018 Federal Student Aid Info and Resources

2017-18 FAFSA (paper practice version)

2017-18 Completing the FAFSA

2017-18 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet

(To organize information– Do Not Submit!)

Understanding the FAFSA (The New School Dept of City Affairs)

You must check this out! Federal Student Aid Resources

FAFSA Information 

Funding your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid (English)

Financial Aid Myths

Forbes Magazine: 2015 Guide for the FAFSA, CSS Profile, Expected Family Contribution (EFC) 

US Tax Form 8863 Education Tax Credits Instructions

US Tax Form 8863 Education Tax Credits


FAFSA (Español)

FAFSA Espanol – Hoja de cálculo

Tipos de Ayuda Financiera (latest version)

Cómo costear sus   estudios superiores: Guía sobre la ayuda federal para estudiantes

Asistencia Financiera Presentación de inscripción: 25 de enero 09 a.m. SUNY Centro de Reclutamiento de Estudiantes (CSR) – Colegio de Optometría, Schwarz Theater, Nueva York, NY YouTube videos:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process

Overview of the FAFSA

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

Types of Federal Aid

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next

Responsible Borrowing

Repayment: What to Expect


New York State Financial Aid (TAP)

New York State Aid (TAP-HESC Website)

NYS Tips for completing FAFSA

Grants, Scholarships and Awards

SUNY Financial Aid Day Presentations (Please click to see dates and locations across New York City and New York State.  (Please register for this event).

PRESENTACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL: SUNY Welcome Center, 1/16/2016, 10:30 am    Registro

SUNY Financial Aid Presentation: Saturday, January 16, 10am Fashion Institute of Technology     Please click to register.

PRESENTACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL: SUNY Welcome Center, 2/20/2016, 2:00 pm   Registro

SUNY Financial Aid Presentation: Saturday, February 20, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY.  10:30am.  Please click to register.


National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

What Do Financial Aid Administrators Do?

NASFAA Tips for Undocumented Students



Financial Aid Award Letters Financial Aid Calculators

College Board Net Price Calculator

Evaluating Financial Aid Award Letters

HSMSE Financial Aid Spreadsheet Handout

HSMSE Financial Aid Spreadsheet



College Office

Baskerville Hall, Room B20
Mr. Wade Klein
11th & 12th Grades Grade Counselor
Director of College Services

Ms. Candie Patterson
9th & 10th Grade Counselor
Special Education

Ms. Ivette Ortiz
Counseling Dept. Assistant


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