Financial Aid Requirements

In order to receive Federal Financial Aid, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must qualify to be admitted into college by supplying valid high-school transcripts or a GED.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program. Note: Federal and State laws require that the courses you take must apply to your degree program.
  • Must have submitted their Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) documentation to the Wellness Center.
  • Must maintain a good attendance record. Excessive absence form school may cause students to have their financial aid reduced or eliminated.
  • Must maintain Federal and State Satisfactory Academic Progress

See: Dangers of Losing Your Financial Aid

Returning, Transfer and Continuing Students

Returning, transferring, and continuing students must review their academic status in relation to both Federal and State Satisfactory Academic Progress. Failure to meet the requirements for Grade Point Average or Pursuit of Program will disqualify student for financial aid. To review your Satisfactory Academic Progress information, follow the Access Your Personal Financial Aid Information link and select Financial Aid Status.

Target Dates

Target dates are not deadlines. Target dates ensure that the financial aid funds you are eligible to receive will be in your account for tuition deferment before the payment-due date. After these target dates, applications for financial aid and loans can still be processed, but you may have to arrange for alternative means of payment, such as using your own funds or participating in the Tuition Payment Plan, until your financial aid processing is completed.

All necessary documents-the Electronic Student Aid Report (which is the answer to the FAFSA), immunization records, declaration of a major, high-school transcripts, admissions applications, etc.—need to be on file in the appropriate offices for financial aid processing by the target date.

Also, if you have been selected for verification, you will be asked to submit to the Financial Aid Office your documentation (such as the verification worksheet, use of the Data Retrieval Tool, or an Official IRS Tax Transcript, W-2’s, and information on other untaxed income, etc.) before the target date.

Target Date for Pell Grants

  • Fall Enrollees: July 1st
  • Spring Enrollees: December 1st

Target Date for Direct Loans

  • Fall Enrollees: July 1st
  • Spring Enrollees: December 1st

Target Date for Campus-Based Aid [Including Perkins Loans, Federal Work-Study (FWS), Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)]

  • Fall Enrollees: April 15th

For information on the Payment Plan for the balance of your tuition, visit the Bursar’s office or go to:

Contact Us:

Middletown Office

Office of Financial Aid
Shepard Center, 3rd floor
115 South Street
Middletown NY 10940


Office Hours:
Mon, Tues: 8am-5pm
Wed: 8am-7:30pm
Thurs, Fri: 8am-5pm

Newburgh Office

Office of Financial Aid
Kaplan Hall
One Washington Ctr
Newburgh NY 12550