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Financial Aid

To apply for Financial Aid (Pell Grant ) you will begin by completing the FAFSA

Our school code for PELL is 011208

For technical assistance with the FAFSA online application, including FSAID setup or retrieval, you can contact FAFSA's customer service. They provide valuable support to help you navigate the process. To reach FAFSA, please dial 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-4-333-243).

What you'll need:

It is very important that all information on your FAFSA be completed carefully and accurately. Much of your information may have to be verified.

  • STUDENT’S ADDRESS: Your permanent home address. If you live outside of NY or in a foreign country, use that address on your FAFSA.

  • NAME OF HIGH SCHOOL: Must be exactly the way it is written on your diploma.

  • DEGREE/CERTIFICATE: For most students is 1st BA (not "teaching" or "other").

  • FINANCIAL INFORMATION: Must match your parents' 2021 federal tax return 1040. If you did not yet file your tax return, do NOT submit the FAFSA with estimated figures.  It will only complicate and delay your grant.  Make sure to file your 2021 TAX RETURN ASAP and only then should you complete your FAFSA.

  • STUDENT’S EARNINGS: Only your earnings for the calendar year 2021, January 1 - December 31. You may have to document your earnings with a W-2. 




You may send a screenshot of your FASFA to [email protected] to review for accuracy before you submit it.

You can apply for TAP on the FAFSA website as soon as you finish your FAFSA application.

Please note: As soon as you hit “Submit” on the FAFSA Website, you will receive an automated response saying, “Congratulations, your FAFSA has been successfully submitted”. That means that they received your application. The amount of your grant in the email is an estimate. The Dept. of Education puts the responsibility on the institution to verify and document the information reported. Funds are disbursed only after the financial and academic files are complete. 

New York State Aid - TAP

The easiest way to apply for TAP is through the FAFSA

New York State (NYS) residents attending NYS schools can link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page.

*US CITIZENS who do not reside in New York State but have attended a New York State High School for at least 2 years and have earned a New York State Regents Diploma, can apply for TAP as “Dreamers”.

Please email [email protected] for further instructions. 

  • Our school code for TAP is 8201.

  • Please email us for your students TAP ID number before filling out your application.

  • A NEW YORK STATE REGENTS DIPLOMA or a TASC dated no later than August 31st is required.

For assistance in applying for Financial Aid please contact Mrs. Z. Gurevitz: 

[email protected]  or 718-735-0400 ext. 1121.

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