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The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available for use.  The IRS DRT electronically transfers your federal tax return information into your FAFSA.  Please click here for instructions.


Announcements & Deadlines

Academic year award packaging and notification for newly admitted undergraduate students with a valid FAFSA on file will has begun. If you do not see an award notification, check your SOLAR account for any outstanding "To Do" List Items.

E-mail communications will be sent to your preferred e-mail address as indicated in SOLAR. You may view this information on SOLAR by clicking on Security and Personal Data > Addresses > E-mail addresses.

Please check your Spam folders!  We have been notified that e-mail communications from our office have been sent to some student’s Spam folders. We are working to resolve this issue. 

File your 16/17 FAFSA at by the priority deadline date to apply for campus based aid, including Federal Work Study, Federal SEOG, and the Federal Perkins Loan for the Summer 16/Fall 16/Spring 17 semesters. Your FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by the deadline to be considered for these awards. 

Priority deadline dates for

Continuing and graduate students:

May 1st

Check out the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA if you require assistance.

Get On Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program- Students who have earned their bachelor's degree in or after the 2014-15 academic year may be eligible for this NYS program, which provides up to 24 months of federal student loan debt relief. Please visit the HESC website for more information.

Do you have an estimated TAP Award?  Students who have an estimated TAP Award need to check their account on HESC to verify they have a TAP application on file with Stony Brook's school code (0875).  Estimated awards are NOT anticipated toward your bill!



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