FOR MORE INFORMATION: (716) 436-3229

FOR MORE INFORMATION: (716) 436-3229
FOR MORE INFORMATION: (716) 436-3229
FOR MORE INFORMATION: (716) 436-3229

FINANCIAL AID

FINANCIAL AID

Affordable

high-quality education

Northland Workforce Training Center is committed to providing for-credit education at little to no cost to all students with financial need.

Northland Workforce Training Center Career Coaches will assist prospective and enrolled students with financial need with the financial aid process and develop a strategy to make their Northland education economically feasible. Career Coaches will help students navigate the various local, state, and federal financial aid sources and applications, including but not limited to: FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Excelsior Scholarship Program, and Say Yes Buffalo, among others.

Please see below for an overview of key steps for students with financial need to access federal and state financial aid. Your Northland Workforce Training Center Career Coach will be available to answer questions and address concerns throughout your application process.

Steps to Applying for Federal & State Financial Aid

1.

APPLY FOR A FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FSA) ID

  • Dependent students and at least one parent must each apply for a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA) issued by the U.S. Department of Education. Independent students need only one FSA ID.
  • The FSA IDs are used to authenticate your identity and are used as electronic signatures.
  • Watch this video for information on how to apply for the FSA ID.

2.

GATHER YOUR INFORMATION

  • Have the necessary tax returns and other income documentation at hand. If taxes are late getting prepared, you can estimate income and make corrections when actual data is available.

3.

FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)

  • Complete the online FAFSA. Print the confirmation page or save electronically as receipt of the application.
—ALFRED STATE COLLEGE'S TITLE IV
CODE IS: 002854
—ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S TITLE
IV CODE IS: 010684
 
  • Filing early can make a difference in your financial aid package, so be sure to complete FAFSA beginning Oct. 1 for the upcoming academic year.
  • Campus-based funding (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity (SEOG), Federal College Work Study) is awarded according to eligibility guidelines established by the federal government in conjunction with policies and procedures of the Office of Student Records and Financial Services.
  • Watch the video tutorials here.

4.

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)

  • From the FAFSA confirmation page, New York State residents are provided with a link to apply for TAP on the Web.
  • You can also access the online TAP application directly here.
—ALFRED STATE COLLEGE’S TAP
SCHOOL CODE: 3005 - ASSOCIATE
DEGREE PROGRAMS
—ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S TAP
SCHOOL CODE: 2065 - ASSOCIATE
DEGREE PROGRAMS

5.

STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR)

  • Check your email approximately five (5) days after submitting your FAFSA online for a link to your SAR and make any necessary corrections to your application.

6.

READ YOUR EMAIL

  • The Student Records and Financial Services Office communicates with students via email and in some instances postal mail with instructions on applying for aid as well as requests for information. Be sure to read any notices that are sent and respond promptly to all requests.

1.

APPLY FOR A FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FSA) ID

  • Dependent students and at least one parent must each apply for a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA) issued by the U.S. Department of Education. Independent students need only one FSA ID.
  • The FSA IDs are used to authenticate your identity and are used as electronic signatures.
  • Watch this video for information on how to apply for the FSA ID.

2.

GATHER YOUR INFORMATION

  • Have the necessary tax returns and other income documentation at hand. If taxes are late getting prepared, you can estimate income and make corrections when actual data is available.

3.

FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)

  • Complete the online FAFSA. Print the confirmation page or save electronically as receipt of the application.
—ALFRED STATE COLLEGE'S TITLE IV
CODE IS: 002854
—ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S TITLE
IV CODE IS: 010684
 
  • Filing early can make a difference in your financial aid package, so be sure to complete FAFSA beginning Oct. 1 for the upcoming academic year.
  • Campus-based funding (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity (SEOG), Federal College Work Study) is awarded according to eligibility guidelines established by the federal government in conjunction with policies and procedures of the Office of Student Records and Financial Services.
  • Watch the video tutorials here.

4.

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)

  • From the FAFSA confirmation page, New York State residents are provided with a link to apply for TAP on the Web.
  • You can also access the online TAP application directly here.
—ALFRED STATE COLLEGE’S TAP
SCHOOL CODE: 3005 - ASSOCIATE
DEGREE PROGRAMS
—ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S TAP
SCHOOL CODE: 2065 - ASSOCIATE
DEGREE PROGRAMS

5.

STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR)

  • Check your email approximately five (5) days after submitting your FAFSA online for a link to your SAR and make any necessary corrections to your application.

6.

READ YOUR EMAIL

  • The Student Records and Financial Services Office communicates with students via email and in some instances postal mail with instructions on applying for aid as well as requests for information. Be sure to read any notices that are sent and respond promptly to all requests.

1

APPLY FOR A FEDERAL

STUDENT AID (FSA) ID

2

Gather Your

Information

3

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

4

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

5

Student Aid

Report (SAR)

6

Read Your Mail

Types of Financial Aid

Generally, financial aid is categorized into three types:

  • Grants and scholarships are considered free money and do not need to be repaid.
  • Loans do need to be repaid and should be considered as serious commitments. * Northland Workforce Training Center is strongly committed to minimizing the amount of loan assistance that our students must take out.
  • Federal Work Study is a way for students to earn money through a part-time job in order to contribute to their college costs.

The type of funds you are offered will depend on your financial need, your eligibility based on each fund's specific criteria, and availability of funds at the time your FAFSA application is received by the Student Records and Financial Services Office. Please apply as early as possible.

Please find an overview of a non-exhaustive list of local, State, and Federal financial aid sources below for your reference:

4. TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)

X

  • From the FAFSA confirmation page, New York State residents are provided with a link to apply for TAP on the Web.
  • You can also access the online TAP application directly here.
  1. —ALFRED STATE COLLEGE’S TAP SCHOOL CODE:3005 - ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
  2. —ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S TAP SCHOOL CODE:2065 - ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

1. APPLY FOR A FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FSA) ID

X

  1. Dependent students and at least one parent must each apply for a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA) issued by the U.S. Department of Education. Independent students need only one FSA ID.
  2. The FSA IDs are used to authenticate your identity and are used as electronic signatures.
  3. Watch this video for information on how to apply for the FSA ID.

2. Gather Your Information

X

  1. Have the necessary tax returns and other income documentation at hand. If taxes are late getting prepared, you can estimate income and make corrections when actual data is available.

3. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

X

  1. Complete the online FAFSA. Print the confirmation page or save electronically as receipt of the application.
—Alfred State College's Title IV code is: 002854
—Erie Community College’s Title IV code is: 010684
  1. Filing early can make a difference in your financial aid package, so be sure to complete FAFSA beginning Oct. 1 for the upcoming academic year.
  2. Campus-based funding (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity (SEOG), Federal College Work Study) is awarded according to eligibility guidelines established by the federal government in conjunction with policies and procedures of the Office of Student Records and Financial Services.
  3. Watch the video tutorials here.

5. Student Aid Report (SAR)

X

  1. Check your email approximately five (5) days after submitting your FAFSA online for a link to your SAR and make any necessary corrections to your application.

6. Read your email

X

  • The Student Records and Financial Services Office communicates with students via email and in some instances postal mail with instructions on applying for aid as well as requests for information. Be sure to read any notices that are sent and respond promptly to all requests.

SAY YES BUFFALO

Say Yes Buffalo provides scholarships to eligible graduates from Buffalo public and charter schools who enroll at Northland Workforce Training Center full-time (or any SUNY or CUNY school) within one year of graduation. Say Yes Buffalo eligible students may apply for Say Yes Buffalo tuition scholarships. Scholarship amounts are determined by how long the student has been continuously enrolled at a Buffalo public or charter school and the tuition balance that remains after state, federal, and institutional aid are subtracted.

Note: Students must be continuously enrolled in a Buffalo public or charter school from the very beginning of 9th grade to be eligible. Exceptions are made for high school students with refugee status.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Please see the Say Yes Buffalo website for more information about eligibility and how to apply:

TAP Program

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York State residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State (including Alfred State College and Erie Community College through Northland Workforce Training Center). TAP is one of the grants, scholarships and awards programs administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).

An annual TAP award can be up to $5,165. TAP is a grant; it doesn’t have to be paid back. New York State students attending college in New York State—including high school seniors who plan to attend college the following fall—should apply for TAP. TAP is available for eligible college students studying full- or part-time. Click here for an overview of the Tuition Assistance Program for more information about eligibility and how to apply.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

  • TAP Codes
—Alfred State College: 3005
—Erie Community COLLEGE: 2065

Excelsior Scholarship

The Excelsior Scholarship is a New York State scholarship program to help middle-class families pay for college. The Excelsior Scholarship pays any remaining tuition charges after a student’s other grants and scholarships have been applied. Applicants must be enrolled in college full-time and average 30 credits per year to receive funding; be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; have graduated from high school in the U.S. or earned a high school equivalency diploma; have a combined federally adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less; and be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at a SUNY or CUNY college; among other requirements. Students enrolled at Northland Workforce Training Center through SUNY Alfred State College or SUNY Erie Community College are eligible for Excelsior scholarships.

The program has built in flexibility so that any student facing hardship is able to pause and restart the program, or take fewer credits one semester than another. Students with disabilities will not be required to register full-time to be eligible for the scholarship. Click here for more information on the Excelsior Scholarship and to access the online application.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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