Applying for Financial Aid
We are committed to helping you afford a Fisher education. Let's walk through the process step-by-step.
Step 1: File FAFSA
To be considered for federal grants and loans, state grants, or Fisher need-based awards, you must apply to the College, be accepted, and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online beginning October 1. File the 2018-19 FAFSA if you plan on attending summer 2018, fall 2018, and/or spring 2019.
Fisher's Federal School Code is 002821.
Students (and parents, if applicable) will need to create an FSA ID – a username and password combination that you'll use to sign the FAFSA and access certain websites related to your federal financial aid. The 2018-19 FAFSA will require 2016 income information.
The FAFSA priority deadline for undergraduate students is January 15. Graduate students are encouraged to file the FAFSA two months prior to the start of the semester.
Meeting the filing deadlines will assure you are given full consideration for Fisher grants and scholarships. If you miss the deadline, it is not too late! File the FAFSA as soon as possible.
Step 2: File TAP Application
Undergraduate New York State residents can also access the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grant application from the FAFSA confirmation page or at www.tapweb.org.
Fisher's NYS TAP Code is 0735.
Step 3: Receive Financial Aid Package
Approximately one week after filing the FAFSA, Fisher will receive the results of your application. Our financial aid staff will use this information to create your financial aid package.
Initial financial aid awards for new undergraduate and graduate students are typically mailed during the third week of February. Continuing students will be notified via email when they are able to access their awards via Fish 'R' Net.
Once you've received and reviewed your financial aid package, feel free to contact Financial Aid with any questions or concerns.
Create an FSA ID
Watch this video from FederalStudentAid.gov for instructions on how to create an FSA ID.
How to Fill Out the FAFSA
Watch this video from FederalStudentAid.gov for instructions on how to fill out the FAFSA.
After the FAFSA: What Happens Next
Watch this video to learn what happens after you fill out the FAFSA.