Current and Upcoming Academic Year Financial Aid Forms
Each year, the federal government selects approximately 30% of the students to go through “Verification,” which means to verify the information which was reported on the FAFSA. Students can view all missing documents on their myHeliotrope account. Students missing documents for verification will not be awarded financial aid until those documents are provided. Failure to submit the documents within the requested time period may result in ineligibility for federal financial aid. Contact Student Financial services for any questions.
Students who have been reviewed for Verification will receive an email notification that they have been awarded and that they should view their myHeliotrope account to view their awards. Conversely, students who are still missing required documentation will be instructed to view their missing documentation.
* Purchase College needs adequate time to review and process any documents submitted. Documents will not be reviewed until all missing items are provided. *
|Aid for Part Time Study (APTS)|
This application uses 2016 tax information
Deadline for Fall 2018 is Sept. 7th, 2018 and Deadline for Spring 2019 is Feb. 1st, 2019.
For Purchase College students studying abroad through another school:
|PLUS Loan Application|
For parents or graduate students only. Click here for more information.
You can alternatively apply for this loan via www.studentloans.gov
|Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal (SAP)|
SAP Supporting Documentation Form (PDF). (If the proof for your SAP Appeal requires information from a therapist/counselor/medical professional, please have them complete this form and submit it back to our office as part of your appeal).
See our webpage on SAP.
Summer 2018: Prior to the last day of your Summer 2018 coursework
Fall 2018: Monday, September 24th, 2018
|Summer 2018 Financial Aid|
Must be submitted by April 13th, 2018
Clarification of Income Forms
FAFSA Verification Information (video)
If you have experienced a loss of income, adjustments to your 2018-2019 FAFSA information may be possible. If your current EFC is zero, you are not eligible for Special Circumstances as adjustments to your FAFSA will not change your eligibility for need-based aid. Special Circumstances only applies to federal aid. It cannot be used to change eligibility for state aid programs such as TAP, SUNY Tuition Credit, Excelsior, etc.
The federal government limits what criteria can be reviewed as special circumstances. As a result, Purchase College will not consider or make adjustments for any of the following:
If your reason for special circumstances is not listed above, please complete the special circumstances form here:
If applicable to your situation:
PLEASE NOTE: For special circumstances, our office cannot accept financial information for the tax year that has been transferred into the FAFSA via the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, as it does not contain all the information necessary to review the appeal. We will need a copy of your Tax Return Transcript as indicated on the Special Circumstances Form.
Appeal for Change in Dependency Status
A student under the age of 24 may be considered self-supporting only in unusual circumstances. Completing this form does not guarantee that there will be changes to your financial aid status.
Please note: an appeal must be submitted for each year the student wishes to have their status evaluated.
CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED:
REASON(S) FOR CHANGE IN DEPENDENCY STATUS:
Appeal for Change in Dependency Status Form
Standard Verification - Independent Form
2018-19: 2016 Tax Return Transcript
2018-19: 2016 W-2 Form(s)
IMPORTANT: If you did not file taxes, you must also submit the Clarification of Income Worksheet to explain how you were able to support yourself.