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Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

How and when do I apply for financial aid?
What is Financial Need and my EFC?
What is the Cost of Attendance (COA)?
My program begins in the summer, can I get financial aid?
Where do I complete my Master Promissory Note?
I've been awarded federal work-study, where do I go to find employment?
When do I receive my loans?
How do I get my refund check?
My TAP award has not been received, how do I check the status of my application?
I've borrowed the maximum in federal student loans but need more money!
I've accepted my financial aid awards on-line, what is the next step?
What if I have had a change in circumstances after I complete my FAFSA, or I have additional educational expenses that are not listed on my Cost of Attendance (COA)?
I am an incoming transfer student who was enrolled in an Opportunity Program at my prior institution (EOP, HEOP, or SEEK/CD). How do I apply to the EOP program at Stony Brook University?