How to Apply for Financial Aid

At Hartwick, our goal is to help you and your family through the steps of applying for financial aid.

We want you to fully understand your award and the financing options available so you can best plan for your future. 

The Financial Aid Office welcomes questions. Please contact us at 607-431-4130 or finaid@hartwick.edu.

Applying for Aid — an Investment in YOUR Future

There are several different ways to apply for financial aid depending on what type of student you are. Below are the steps that outline the process.

For New Students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents)

  • All students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in a degree-seeking, aid eligible program should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Hartwick uses your FAFSA information to determine eligibility for federal and institutional need-based aid. The Hartwick FAFSA school code is: 002729
  • For students that are New York State residents they should apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Application. The Hartwick TAP school code is: 0285

To maximize eligibility for financial aid it is strongly suggested that students submit their FAFSA as early as possible. The priority filing date for new students is March 1. The financial aid deadlines are:

  • Fall Term: August 1
  • Spring Term: January 1

 For Continuing Students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents)

  • A renewal FAFSA is necessary for each year you continue at Hartwick. The priority filing date is May 1.
  • Students that are New York State residents they should apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Application.
  • Any merit scholarships you were awarded during your first year will renew for subsequent years provided you remain enrolled as a full-time student and in good academic standing.

 For International Students:

  • Accepted and continuing international students will be considered for merit-based scholarships. The merit scholarships are awarded during the application process. These scholarships range from $15,000 – $28,000 USD per academic year and are renewable for a maximum of eight academic semesters.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines & Notification Dates

First-Year Students: FA Application Deadline Notification
Early Decision November 15 Within two weeks after forms are received or after admissions decision is sent
Regular Decision ASAP after
January 1
On a rolling basis after January 15
     
Transfer Students: FA Application Deadline Notification
Fall Entrance August 1 Two weeks after forms are received or after the admissions decision is sent
Spring Entrance January 1 Two weeks after forms are received or after the admissions decision is sent

Contact Information

Financial Aid Office
Hartwick College
One Hartwick Drive
P.O. Box 4020
Oneonta, NY 13820-4020

Phone: 607-431-4130
Fax: 607-431-4006
finaid@hartwick.edu

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