Say Yes Syracuse Provides Financial Aid Application Assistance!
All students who want to qualify for a Say Yes Scholarship must apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and New York State TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) in January or February of their senior year of high school. Students must then reapply for FAFSA and NYS TAP each January or February they are enrolled in college. Students applying to some private colleges must also complete the CSS Financial Aid Profile.
To help students and families with applying for financial aid, the Financial Aid Counseling Network (FACN) was created as a joint effort between Say Yes to Education, the Syracuse City School District, and financial aid administrators from the colleges in Central New York. The FACN sponsors programs that help educate and inform students and their families about the college financial aid process. In addition to holding college information events for high school juniors and seniors in each SCSD high school, the FACN conducts a number of financial aid application filing events where students and parents can meet one-on-one with financial aid professional in numerous community locations and complete the financial aid application process.
All programs will be announced by the high school guidance counselors and advertised on this website. Students are welcome to attend events at any of the SCSD high schools if they are unable to attend the event scheduled at their high school.
You may contact a guidance counselor at your high school for questions about financial aid applications. To learn more about Financial Aid, you may also visit Fin Aid’s SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation.