Financing Brochure and Resources
We understand that financial aid can be confusing for parents and students. Inside the 2022-2023 Financing Brochure, you will find information to help you choose which financial aid options will best suit your needs to finance your Clarkson education. This brochure contains information and instructions relating to financing options.
Important Resources: Income Based Repayment (IBR) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF):
IBR and PSLF Calculator
Application and Information
Check NSLDS to see your Federal student loan data
Financial Aid Resources
https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
File electronically and update your Student Aid Report (SAR)
Telephone for general information:
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/funding-your-education.pdf - Funding Your Education – The Guide to Federal Student Aid
https://studentaid.gov/ - Provides information regarding the William D. Ford Federal Loan Program, general loan information, and options to complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN) for a subsidized, unsubsidized, or parent and/or graduate (PLUS) loan. This is where parent and graduate PLUS applications are completed online. This website is also currently used to complete your Direct Loan entrance and exit counseling.
https://www.hesc.ny.gov - New York State Higher Education Assistance Corporation (HESC)
Check the status of your TAP application, change your TAP school code, view your award.
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12255
1-888-697-4372 (toll free)
https://www.nasfaa.org - NASFAA (National Association of Financial Aid Administrators)
Click on Students, Parents or Counselors
https://www.studentaid.ed.gov - Federal Student Aid site – Comprehensive Federal Financial Aid Information
https://studentaid.gov/ - NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System)
If you currently have a federal loan and would like to check the interest rate, servicer information and other financial aid history, you can log in to NSLDS using your FSA ID and password. To apply for an FSA ID (electronic signature), students will need to create an account on this website as well.
https://www.collegeboard.org - free scholarship search
https://www.heartlandecsi.com - This is the loan servicer for Institutional Loans and Perkins Loans
Mailing Address for Heartland ECSI:
c/o Education Computer Systems, Inc
PO Box 718
Wexford, PA 15090
Private Student Loan Comparison Tool - Visit this site to compare alternative loan products offered by private lenders. Use alternative loans as a last resort to finance your education.