Renewal of Financial Aid
In order to renew your federal, state and/or Siena need-based financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To ensure adequate processing time we recommend that you file your FAFSA by May 1st.
FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool (Recommended)
This feature allows you to import your income data from your 2013 tax return directly into your FAFSA. You will need to have electronically filed your taxes 2 weeks prior to filling out your FAFSA. This feature greatly reduces common errors on the FAFSA. Please use this new feature while completing income information for both the parent and the student on the 2014-2015 FAFSA.
To renew your FAFSA, visit www.fafsa.gov. You will need your 2013 federal tax returns and your PIN numbers. If you have already filed the FAFSA, you can check your status online at www.fafsa.gov or call 1-800-4FED-AID. Please note, financial aid packages for upper-class students will be mailed starting in mid-June.
To renew your NYS TAP award, please be sure to complete the TAP application by visiting www.tapweb.org. Look for the TAP link on the submission page of your FAFSA. This will expedite processing of your NYS TAP application and allow you to import your income data from your FAFSA into your NYS TAP application.
Helpful Hints for Completing your FAFSA ** IRS Data Retrieval Is Strongly Encouraged**
We understand that the FAFSA is not always indicative of your current financial situation. If you have recently changed jobs, lost a job, have high medical expenses, pay private secondary school tuition, or have any other unusual circumstances, we may be able to help. Please visit our Special Circumstances page for more detailed information.