Renewing Your Financial Aid
All continuing students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
All offers of financial aid are for one year only. To renew your federal, state, and/or Hartwick need-based financial aid, you must complete the FAFSA. We must receive your FAFSA results no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Late applications may result in loss of aid.
To comply with the deadline and lessen the chance of losing aid, we recommend that you file your online FAFSA as soon as possible, but not later than April 1 (March 1, if you are completing a paper FAFSA). We prefer electronic filing because it shortens the time it takes for us to receive your information and also identifies potential errors right away. You are then prompted to make on-the-spot corrections.
If you filed your FAFSA online previously, you should have received a notice in November or December reminding you to apply for the upcoming academic year. You'll access your FAFSA online using your PIN (electronic signature). If you have misplaced or lost your PIN, you may obtain it at www.pin.ed.gov.
You can pre-fill your FAFSA with the information from your previous year's FAFSA. You will then change or add information as needed, sign your application with your PIN, and submit it.
The Hartwick College code for FAFSA is 002729.
If you have not previously filed FAFSA electronically, you’ll want to consider doing so. Not only will your application be processed quickly (in three to five days, if you and your parent sign electronically), the possibility of errors is greatly reduced. Also, you get online instructions for each question, and you can “chat” live online with a customer service representative if you have further questions.
You and a parent will need to obtain a PIN and can do so at www.pin.ed.gov.
Once you have your PINs, you may file your FAFSA electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
All New York State residents must complete the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Application.
- If you file your FAFSA on the Web, you will also be able to file your TAP application online. Please do so to speed the entire application process.
- New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC), the administrative organization overseeing TAP, notifies you by email, or, ultimately, by mail, to complete your TAP application. It is important to respond to requests for information from NYSHESC in a timely manner to ensure that your TAP award is received by the College.
Hartwick's estimate of your TAP eligibility will be included in your financial aid award. Official notification of the amount of your award is made to you and the College by NYSHESC.
The simplified process for applying for TAP is called “ANYTIME TAP On the Web.” To complete your online TAP application, you must first create a user name and personal identification number (PIN). Click here.