Financial Aid Resources - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
File electronically and update your Student Aid Report (SAR)
Telephone for general information:
1-800-730-8913 (TTY) - Funding Your Education – The Guide to Federal Student Aid - 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 graudate (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.  - New York State Higher Education Assistance Corporation (HESC)
Check the status of your TAP application, change your TAP school code, view your award.

Mailing address:
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12255

1-888-697-4372 (toll free)
1-800-445-5234 (TTY) - NASFAA (National Association of Financial Aid Administrators)
Click on Students, Parents or Counselors - Federal Student Aid site – Comprehensive Federal Financial Aid Information - 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. - free scholarship search - This is the loan servicer for Institutional Loans and Perkins Loans

Mailing Address for Heartland ECSI:

Clarkson University
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.