All students should apply annually for financial aid.
To apply for financial aid from the federal government, New York State or Pace University, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
You, and your parents or spouse, (if applicable) can electronically sign the FAFSA online using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) user name and password.
For priority consideration you should file the FAFSA no later than November 15th, as some awards are made to qualifying applicants on a first come first served basis. Students admitted to Pace University for the Spring semester should file the FAFSA no later than December 1st for priority consideration.
When you complete the FAFSA you will need the following Pace campus codes:
Shortly after filing the FAFSA, the Federal Department of Education will send a Student Aid Report (SAR). It is essential you read the comments, check the data, and follow all instructions.
Other Application Requirements:
The U.S. Department of Education strongly suggests that families use the IRS Data Retrieval tool when filing FAFSA forms. The federal government randomly selects financial aid applications to go through a process called Verification each year. In addition, the Financial Aid Office is required to resolve all conflicting information and obtain documentation and explanations for all unusual circumstances. If you are selected for Verification, have conflicting information or unusual circumstances, the Financial Aid Office will request additional documentation or information to support your application, such as your federal tax returns and W2 form, proof of citizenship, child support paid, etc. If documentation or information is requested you must provide it as quickly as possible. The deadline for completing verification and resolving all issues with your application is April 1st for the Fall semester and December 1st for the Spring semester. Students who submit requested documentation or information after those dates may not have their aid available in time to pay their bills for those semesters.
When to Expect your Award Notice:
Note: All awards are subject to change as a result of:
In addition, if you drop or withdraw from some or all of your classes your financial aid may be reduced or cancelled. Please refer to the Financial Aid Refund and Repayment policy.
Accelerated Bachelor's of Nursing (ABSN): Accelerated Bachelor's of Nursing (ABSN) students interested in applying for financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This application must be completed to determine eligibility for all need-based awards, including federal loans.
Because ABSN students are pursuing second bachelor’s degrees, the federal programs available are limited to the Federal Direct Loan and if they are New York residents, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Grant, if eligibility was not exhausted in pursuit of the first bachelor’s degree. There are also limited Federal Nursing Loan funds available.
All students are strongly encouraged to seek alternative, external financial resources. An extensive list is available in the ALPS office in Lienhard Hall on the Pleasantville campus. Your campus Financial Aid Office also has listings of outside scholarship resources, as do most public libraries.