General Requirements

In order to receive financial aid, all students must meet certain general requirements. The first step toward receiving federal and state financial aid is to complete the FAFSA and TAP applications on time every year. Each application becomes available on October 1 and students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Students must also:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

  • Have a valid Social Security Number.

  • Be a high school graduate, have a High School Equivalency (formerly GED).

  • Be registered for the Selective Service (if required).

  • Provide additional documentation when necessary according to federal, state and College policies and regulations.

  • Enroll in an approved program through the Admissions Office.

  • Attend the classes that you are registered for.

  • Not be in default on any previous student loans.

  • Have never been convicted of a drug-related offense while receiving federal financial aid.

  • Maintain Good Academic Standing and demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress toward a certificate or degree. Please visit the pages for federal and state aid requirements for more information.

  • Inform the Office of Financial Aid of any changes in your financial resources.



Student Financial Services

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-8060
Fax (845) 431-8603

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