Financial Aid Application Procedure - August 2018-19
- IGHSPN students are eligible to apply for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct student and parent loans, New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Grants, and RGHA Grants. The IGHSPN Financial Aid Guide will give you detailed information on each program.
- Begin the financial aid application process any time after 10/1/17 by completing the 2018-2019 FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is your application for ALL of the financial aid programs listed above. Note that the FAFSA asks for 2016 tax information, not 2017. Our federal school code is 015201, listed as "Rochester General-IGHSPN."
- IMMEDIATELY after completing the FAFSA, use the link on the confirmation page to go to the NYS HESC website to complete your TAP application. It, too will ask for 2016 tax information.
- If you live in Monroe County, you may be eligible for a "Training Grant" of up to $5,000, administered by an agency called Rochester Works. Call them at 585-258-3500 for more information and to apply. If you live in a county other than Monroe, call or email Toni Greenlee for contact information for your county.
- If you are considering borrowing a Federal Direct student or parent loan, you will need to complete (1) a Master Promissory Note, and (2) Entrance Counseling if you have not already completed both to borrow here or at any other school. Go to Studentloans.gov and use the Undergraduate tab on the far left. Neither form commits you to borrowing; the final part of the borrowing process is done through the IGHSPN Financial Aid Office.
- If you currently have any Federal Stafford Student Loans in default (don't confuse with deferment!) you are not eligible for ANY federal or NYS financial aid. However, you will likely be able to originate a Federal Consolidation Loan at Studentloans.gov (use Repayment and Consolidation tab on the far right) to pay off all of your Stafford loans, including any in default, and become eligible again for financial aid. Start this NOW because it takes 30-90 days to complete the process. You will find detailed information on the studentloans.gov website.
- All accepted students will be required to meet individually with Mrs. Toni Greenlee, the IGHSPN Financial Advisor, at least one month before the first day of class to finalize financial aid applications and/or payment arrangements. You will leave the meeting with a copy of your Student Account Record detailing the institutional costs of the program; the actual, if available, or estimated financial aid you are eligible for; anything you still need to do to complete your aid application; and the amount and due date of any payment(s) you may owe to the school. A variety of appointment dates and times are available to allow you to have your appointment and thus this information before your acceptance deposit is due.
- The four-page IGHSPN Financial Aid Guide contains detailed information about the financial aid programs noted above, as well as federal, NYS, and IGHSPN financial aid policies and procedures. Also review our Aid at a Glance, which gives a quick overview of the aid programs.
Contact the IGHSPN Financial Aid Advisor, Toni Greenlee, by email or phone at 585.922.1431.
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