All continuing students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The information below will help you understand the process of renewing your financial aid.
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 each year. 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.
If you previously filed your FAFSA online, you should receive a notice in November or December reminding you to apply for the upcoming academic year. You’ll access your FAFSA online using your FSA ID at fafsa.ed.gov. If you have misplaced your FSA ID, you may retrieve it from the Federal Student Aid website.
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 FSA ID, and submit.
The Hartwick College code for FAFSA is 002729.
New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Application
All New York State residents must complete the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Application.
- Once you file your FAFSA on the Web, you will also be able to file your TAP application online. Please do so right away 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 the College receives your TAP award.
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.
NOTE: 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) online at the TAP website.