Contact Financial Aid

Office: Kearney Hall, 204
Phone: (585) 385-8042
Fax: (585) 385-8044
Email: finaid@sjfc.edu

Financial Aid Information for New Undergraduate Students

Next Steps in the Financial Aid Process

Now that you have decided to attend Fisher, here are the next steps in the financial aid process.


Log on to Fish 'R' Net

Log on to Fish 'R' Net

To access Fish 'R' Net for the first time, enter your User ID (Student ID @) and your PIN (your birth date: MMDDYY), complete the Login Verification Security Q&A, and click "Submit."


Review Your Financial Aid and Accept Your Award

Accept Financial Aid

Go to Fish 'R' Net > Financial Aid > My Award Information > Award for Aid Year > 2014-2015

  • Accept the Terms and Conditions first.
  • If awarded, accept or decline Federal College Work-Study, Federal Direct Student Loan, Federal Perkins, and/or Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan.
  • For detailed instructions, see Accepting and Declining Your Financial Aid [pdf]

View Outstanding Requirements

Go to Fish 'R' Net > Financial Aid > Eligibility > Student Requirements

  • Verification Worksheet – signed and completed with no blank spaces
  • 2013 Federal Tax information – CHOOSE ONE OPTION:
    • Log back on to the FAFSA website and request that student and parent tax data be transferred to the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval tool (if process not already used) -OR-
    • Submit a copy of parent and student 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript obtained from the IRS Transcript website

Report Outside Scholarships

Go to Fish 'R' Net > Financial Aid > My Award Information > Award for Aid Year > 2014-2015


New York State TAP Grant

(New York State residents only)

  • If we have estimated a New York State TAP award and you have not yet completed a NYS TAP application online, please do so on the TAP website.

Consider Your Financing Options

  • Review and consider your financing options, such as the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan, Private Student Loan Programs, and the SJFC Payment Plan. More details can be found on the Financing Options page.
  • SJFC Payment Plan information can be found on the Payment Options page of the Student Accounts website.

Federal College Work-Study Program

  • The student is responsible for finding employment. Jobs are not assigned or guaranteed.
  • Jobs will be posted by late August on the Career Center website.
  • Students are paid an hourly rate and will receive a paycheck every two weeks for the hours worked; work-study is not credited to the student bill.

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