Contact Financial Aid

Office: Kearney Hall, 204
Phone: (585) 385-8042
Fax: (585) 385-8044
Email: finaid@sjfc.edu

New Undergraduate Students

How to view and print your financial aid package, descriptions of financial aid awards, and more.

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Financial Aid Checklist for New Undergraduate Students

  • Apply to colleges.
  • Start a financial aid folder to retain copies of tax transcripts, W-2's, and aid documents.
  • Obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) from the U.S. Department of Education at Federal Student Aid PIN website.
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). St. John Fisher College's priority deadline is February 15th and Fisher's school code is 002821.
  • Complete the Express TAP application (ETA) online following the FAFSA, the paper application mailed to you, or on the TAP website. St. John Fisher College's TAP undergraduate school code is 0735.
  • Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA, for accuracy. If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval when initially submitting your FAFSA, make a correction to your FAFSA to submit income using the IRS Data Retrieval process after you have filed your federal tax return.
  • Investigate private resources of financial aid for college. Check your school, local library, and online at websites such as Fastweb.
  • Receive acceptance letters from colleges.
  • Receive your financial aid award notice listing estimated aid eligibility. Review any accompanying information and contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.
  • Fulfill admissions/housing deposits by college deadline.
  • Accept financial aid offered on Fish 'R' Net.
  • Promptly respond to any school requests for additional information or documents, such as copies of federal tax transcripts and W-2's.
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office of any outside scholarships, grants, or other resources you have received or will receive by entering the scholarship information on Fish 'R' Net.
  • Complete entrance counseling for any Federal Direct Student Loan you have accepted.
  • Complete your Master Promissory Note for any Federal Direct Student Loan you have accepted.
  • Complete entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note for any Federal Perkins Loan you have accepted.
  • Complete any financing options paperwork needed, such as the payment plan application, PLUS loan instructions, and/or private student loan application. Additional information can be found on the Financing Options page.
  • Be alert to any billing notices and payment information provided by Student Accounts.
  • Explore placement procedures and job availability if awarded work-study or find out about other student employment opportunities available in the campus community.

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