College Planning


Wednesday October 12th 2022 7:00 - 9:00

After the Knight College & Career Fair

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After the Knight College and Career Fair


We have many colleges/universities signed up to come to visit us!
To view the list of colleges visiting please see this live doc
1. Students click on the live doc link above and click LINK TO PASS 
 2. Students YOU must FIRST go to your class and show your digital pass

College Admission Counselors


Tuition-Free Nursing School at SUNY/CUNY

New York State announced this week that applications for its 1000 Nurses for Our Future program are now being accepted.
Free SUNY/CUNY nursing school tuition is being awarded to a thousand individuals statewide.
The goal is to help address our nursing shortages, at a time when over nine thousand jobs for registered nurses are currently unfilled.
The scholarships are open to individuals new to the field and to those already working in healthcare who may want to advance their credentials.
New York State schools offer more than 70 fully accredited healthcare nursing degree undergraduate and graduate programs that include 17 different credentials.
The scholarships will allow students to attend school either full or part-time.
"There are currently more than 9,300 openings for Registered Nurses in New York State"


Please click on the Records Release form below. This form must be completed in order for your school counselor to send your information/documents to any college/university that you apply to. This is a requirement. Please complete the form and return it to the school counselor's office. If you have any questions please speak with any one of the school counselor secretaries or your school counselor. 

Record release form.pdf


Save The Date


2022-23 FAFSA and NYS Application for TAP Opens October 1

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at, opens October 1 for high school seniors planning to go to college next fall.
  • Student who indicate they are applying to at least one NYS college or university should complete the NYS application for TAP immediately upon completing the FASFA. A link will be provided at the end of the FAFSA.
  • HESC is here to help students complete the FAFSA and Application for TAP. Students who need assistance can sign up and view the schedule here.
  • Encourage your students to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to meet college deadlines and maximize their financial aid. Many colleges use FAFSA information to calculate amounts and types of aid students may qualify for, and each college has its own schedule for awarding financial aid.

Remind Students: Get Your FSA ID Ahead of Completing the FAFSA

  • FSA IDs are created at Students should be encouraged to get their FSA ID before they sit down to complete the FAFSA. Share this video, 10 Minutes to Your FSA ID, with your students.
  • Students and parents must create their own FSA IDs and each student and one parent need FSA IDs to electronically sign and submit the FAFSA.
  • Students taking federal student loans will also need their FSA ID to sign for any federal student loans they decide to take.
  • The student and parent's information at the Social Security Administration (SSA) must be correct or corrected before getting an FSA ID. Visit SSA at to learn how to correct any errors.

NYS DREAM Act Application Enables Undocumented Students Access to NYS Grants and Scholarships

  • Undocumented and other eligible students can visit to determine if they are eligible to apply for NYS grant and scholarship programs, including the Tuition Assistance Program, Excelsior Scholarship, and Enhanced Tuition Awards.
  • Eligible students can complete the NYS DREAM application at any time.
  • Students determined eligible to apply under the NYS DREAM Act need to apply separately for each grant and/or scholarship program they are interested in receiving aid for. Eligibility criteria varies depending on the program.

The Path: HESC's Virtual Events Helping NYS Students Find Their Path to College

  • HESC offers a full calendar of virtual events to help students and their families navigate the financial aid process.
  • Students and families needing support can view and register for our events, many of which include one-on-one support at
  • Topics range from financial aid basics for seniors in high school and their parents, to how to get your FSA ID, to workshops where one-on-one assistance is provided to complete the FAFSA and TAP applications.





Common Application

Understanding College Tuition and Fees

FAFSA  Free Application for Federal Student Aid 

New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association - a resource for students 

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation- Financial Aid Assistance

Asistencia de Ayuda Financiera

Scholarship System Information

Financial Aid article from College Vine

College Admission in the time of COVID-19 article from Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

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