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Financial Aid for New Students

Now that you've received, reviewed, and accepted your Financial Aid Award, you'll undoubtedly have questions about how to ensure that funds find their way to your account. A valuable resource is the Terms and Conditions of Financial Aid Awards 2015-2016.

Admissions scholarships and Hartwick Grants will automatically be credited to your tuition bill.

You may explore opportunities for on-campus employment on the Work-Study Job Board. Details about applying for a Work-Study job are here.

Does your package include a Federal Direct Stafford Loan? If you have never had a Federal Stafford Loan before, you can complete the required Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note online.

Want to estimage your monthly loan payment? Check out the Load Calculator.

Please note that your loan cannot be processed until you have completed both the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note

Federal Perkins and Federal Nursing Loan borrowers will need to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note:

  1. Log on to ECSI's Web site at www.ecsi.net/prom30.
  2. Provide your Social Security Number, last name, and date of birth.
  3. Provide your PIN when requested on the Student Authentication Network page.
  4. Most pages require that you accept the terms by checking a box at the bottom of those pages.
  5. You must provide complete reference information for yourself, next of kin, and two additional references. Failure to complete all lines accurately will keep this loan from disbursing to your account.
  6. PROMISSORY NOTE - Read completely. Electronically sign at the bottom of the promissory note page. The electronic signature includes a check-off box plus your full legal name.

For students whose award includes an alternative student loan, there are options available through private lenders. All federal loan options should be exhausted before considering alternative student loans. Because credit approvals are typically good for 90 days, you should apply no earlier than 90 days prior to the beginning of the semester. More about alternative loans...

Federal Direct PLUS Loan borrowers may complete the online Master Promissory Note (MPN). Note: A denial of the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan qualifies a student for additional unsubsidized Stafford Loan funds ($4,000 for first- and second-year students; $5,000 for third- through fifth-year students). The denial must be applied for and received every year before the Stafford funds can be certified.

Other financing options to cover the cost of attendance include the Tuition Payment Plan.

To comply with Federal regulations, we routinely verify the household and income information for all first-year students as reported on the FAFSA. We require submission of federal tax transcripts, as well as a Verification Worksheet, which may be downloaded and printed online. *(Independent students may access the Independent Verification Worksheet here.)

Of course, our Financial Aid staff are available to assist you with any of these options. Please contact us at 607-431-4130, or finaid@hartwick.edu.

Anna Meyer

Anna Meyer

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