Financial Aid

Need help getting financial aid? We’re here for you! See below and get in touch with us if you need any help.

How to apply for financial aid

Create your FSA ID

Both students and their parent/guardian must create their own FSA IDs. Create your FSA ID.

Apply for the FAFSA

See below for the information you will need to complete this form. Apply for FAFSA.

Apply for TAP

Once you complete the FAFSA, you should be prompted to click and apply for TAP. If not, follow the link here.

If you are an undocumented student, click here to apply for TAP under the DREAM Act.

What you will need

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Valid Email Address for both student and parent/guardian

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Social Security Numbers for student, and parent(s) if applicable

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Parents birth dates and dates of marriage/divorce if applicable

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Permanent resident card (if you have one) or Alien Registration Number if applicable

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2022 Tax return (federal & state)/ record from two years prior for 2024-2025 school year

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W2 or documentation of money earned from other sources

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Siblings names/social security numbers if enrolled full-time in college also

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NYS ID number (Driver License number)

Do you need help?

If you need help completing your FAFSA/TAP/Say Yes applications and paperwork, or need to check on the status of applications or paperwork you may have already completed, this is the place!

Class of 2024, you can get support by contacting your school counselor, Stacy Rankin at srankin@sayyesbuffalo.org, or signing up for a session with a College Access Specialist. 

Additional Financial Aid Resources

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About New York’s TAP program

FAQs and eligibility information
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How to Pay for College

Resources from the College Board
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More information about FAFSA

Watch a video and chat with a virtual assistant
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Information for Undocumented Students

How to apply for TAP through the New York DREAM ACT
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Find Local Scholarships

Information about scholarships in Western New York from the Buffalo Public Schools
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Find National Scholarships

Fastweb is a free scholarship search platform for students

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