Welcome to Financial Aid
ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOOL CODES
New York State: 2125
The Financial Aid Office plays a major role in providing access to post-secondary education for students by assisting them in receiving grants, work study, and loans to finance their higher education. The Financial Aid Office serves as a student advocate, while also advancing institutional policy and objectives within the framework of rules and regulations governing state, federal and private funding sources of aid to whom it must account for the expenditure of funds. Any student accepted into a degree or certificate program and taking one or more classes may apply for financial aid.
Office Hours and Appointments
The Financial Aid Office is available via phone, email, walk-in or by appointment. In-Person visits are welcomed but you must first check in with Student Services Central.
Students, parents and visitors must follow all SUNY Orange Covid-19 policies and protections.
To learn more, visit COVID-19
Office Hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday: 9am to 12:30pm & 1:30pm to 5pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm for Lunch.
You can request an appointment by emailing our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Before requesting an appointment, please email your Name, Student ID #, and your question as we may be able assist with your inquiry without requiring an appointment.
- Appointments are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday either by Zoom, Phone, or In-Person.
- In-Person appointments will be limited to two (2) people (Student and/or Parent/Guardian)
and a Financial Aid Administrator. Masks are required to be worn at all times.
- You must complete a Proxy Authorization with Passphrase and a FERPA Record Release Form before
we speak to them. (See the next tab)
- You must have a valid ID or School ID on you to verify your identity.
Many forms and documents can be submitted electronically, and securely, through the mySUNYOrange student portal.
Please do not send documentation containing personally identifiable information (PII) such as social security numbers, date of birth, etc., via email.
Please include your student ID # and name on all documentation and correspondence.
Proxy Authorization & FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act)
SUNY Orange takes protection and privacy of all student data very seriously and is takes every measure to protect your personal data appropriately. Institutions must use reasonable methods to identify and authenticate the identity of those who access records. SUNY Orange is committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of education records as required by Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA).
Parents/Guardians/Others: If you wish to speak to the Financial Aid Office, the student must complete a Proxy Authorization with Passphrase (PROXY) and a FERPA Record Release with the Registrars Office.
Click here for a short video on How to Set up Proxy Authorization with Passphrase.
Click here for a more information regarding Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA).
**Please note, students will only have access to their MySUNYOrange account once the Admissions process is complete.**
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to qualify for most federal student aid available at SUNY Orange. You must submit a FAFSA form for each academic year in which you want to be considered for federal student aid.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA and NYS TAP Application opens up on October 1, 2021. This means that students and parents can start completing their applications as soon as October 1st.
Financial aid packaging for the 2022-2023 aid year will begin late April/early May. You will receive notification, via email, when your financial aid award and outstanding requirements are available via your mySUNYOrange.
Remember, the 2022-2023 FAFSA uses financial information from 2020 so you should already have the necessary tax information. We recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the FAFSA to automatically transfer the data.
You can file your FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/ and your NYS TAP Application at https://www.hesc.ny.gov/. Once you have submitted your FAFSA, it will prompt you to "Start your State Application" if you entered that you are a New York State Resident.
If you have yet to file the 2021-2022 FAFSA and the NYS TAP Application, we strongly encourage you do so now. Remember, the 2021-2022 FAFSA uses financial information from 2019 so you should already have the necessary tax information. We recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the FAFSA to automatically transfer the data.
Which FAFSA do I need to file?
2021-2022 FAFSA & TAP APPLICATION
Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022
2022-2023 FAFSA & TAP Application
Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023
FAFSA Application Deadline(s)
The target "priority" deadline to submit your 2022-2023 FAFSA & NYS TAP application, for SUNY Orange, is April 15th, 2022 for students who wish to utilize aid for the academic year. You can still submit your FAFSA after this date, but packaging may not be finalized prior to the bill being released.
Students who submit their applications by the priority date are given priority consideration for programs with limited funding. The earlier you send in the documentation, the better.
The federal deadline to submit your FAFSA for the 2022-2023 academic year is June 30, 2023.
For more information regarding FEDERAL deadlines, visit here: FAFSA® Deadlines
DON'T DELAY, APPLY TODAY!
Financial Aid information and requirements can seem overwhelming at first, so we have a series of videos throughout our site that will help explain the different options available to you. The How to Can I Pay For College video below is a good place to start!
If you are having trouble viewing the videos above, or have an audio or visual impairment, click here for our low bandwidth version.