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Applying for Aid

Are you confused about the financial aid process and how to apply?  Please join us as we offer remote financial aid workshops you can attend from anywhere. The Financial Aid 101 session provides participants with a general overview of the financial aid process, basic eligibility requirements, types of aid programs available, and additional resources for students. The Financial Aid 102 session takes participants step-by-step through all parts of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We welcome all students, parents, and guidance counselors who would like to know more.

There are numerous sessions available. Use the link below to view the schedule and to register. Shortly before the scheduled session, you will receive a Zoom invitation, sent to the email address you provide when you register, that will provide all the meeting details.

Click here to register for Financial Aid 101 and 102 Workshops


2020-2021 New York State Excelsior Scholarship application opens July 20th and is scheduled to close August 31, 2020.

New York State financial aid applicants planning to attend college full time during 2020-21 may want to apply for the Excelsior Scholarship Application at hesc.ny.govThe Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend Suffolk County Community College tuition-free.


To receive full consideration for all financial aid programs, we urge you to apply by April 15 for the fall semester and by November 15 if you are entering in the spring semester. For all the major financial aid programs, including PELL, SEOG, TAP, APTS, loans, etc. Follow these steps to apply:

  1. All aid applicants must be matriculated in a degree or certificate program. Only courses that are required for your degree program are eligible for financial aid.
  2. You and your parent must obtain a FSA ID and password. The FSA ID serves as a legal signature and should not be shared with anyone. 

    If you are creating a FSA ID for the first time, your FSA ID is considered conditional until your information is verified with the Social Security Administration. You may use your conditional FSA ID to sign an original FAFSA, but nothing else. Once your information is verified with Social Security Administration you will be able to use your FSA ID to fully access your financial aid information. Access FSA ID now and get started applying.
  3. Complete the FAFSA:
    File electronically at FAFSA on the web. Each campus has a Computer Lab where assistance is available. Our Title IV School Codes are:
    • 002878 - Ammerman Campus
    • 014153 - Eastern Campus
    • 013204 - Grant Campus
  4. If you are requesting a loan and you are a first time borrower at Suffolk County Community College, you must complete an Entrance Interview either by using online loan counseling at studentloans.gov or in person at your campus Financial Aid Office.
  5. After you submit FAFSA, apply for the New York State TAP grant by clicking on State Aid Link on the confirmation page.
  6. To apply for a NYS Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) award, you must complete an APTS Application in addition to the FAFSA. Return the application and a signed copy of your NY State Tax Return to your campus Financial Aid Office. If you are a dependent, please also include your parent's return.

Campus Offices

Norman F. Lechtrecker Building
NFL 120
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

Contact:
Phone:   (631) 451-4108
Fax: (631) 451-4672

financialaid@sunysuffolk.edu


Office Hours:
To Make an Appointment, please email us.

Ammerman Building
Lower Level
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

Contact:
Phone:   (631) 451-4072
Fax: (631) 451-4640

faidammr@sunysuffolk.edu


Office Hours:
To Make an Appointment, please email us.

Computer Lab:
Call for Hours

Peconic Building
Room 230
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
Riverhead, NY 11901-3499

Contact:
Phone:   (631) 548-2525
Fax: (631) 548-3651

faideast@sunysuffolk.edu


Office Hours:
To Make an Appointment, please email us.

Caumsett Hall
Lower Level
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717-1092

Contact:
Phone:   (631) 851-6712
Fax: (631) 851-6814

faidwest@sunysuffolk.edu


Office Hours:
To Make an Appointment, please email us.

Computer Lab:
Call for Hours