Financial Aid Packaging
D'Youville College's Financial Aid Office determines your financial need upon review of your financial aid application.
Our counselors are committed to exploring a full range of financial aid to make your education as affordable as possible. Virtually every student, regardless of income level, is eligible for some sort of assistance.
Your financial need is determined by adding up the total cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, room and board and extras. Then we subtract the amount you expect your family to pay. The remainder is considered your financial need, and typically is met with a mix of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Once we have determined your need, we create a customized financial aid package for you in the form of an award letter.
Your award letter tells you how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Please read your award letter very carefully and respond to the requests in a timely fashion.
- Upon receiving your letter, you have 10 days to accept or decline your aid, which you can do online. (Your award letter will have instructions on how to do this.)
- If you receive TAP (New York State Tuition Assistance), please note that amount listed on your award letter by D'Youville is only an estimate. To see the exact amount of TAP that you entitled to, refer to the TAP Award Letter. Make sure to call your financial aid counselor if there is variance so we can update your award.
- If you plan to receive a scholarship from an outside source, please provide your financial aid counselor with a copy of the award letter and any other related material.
- Is any other information missing or inaccurate? Contact your financial aid counselor right away to correct the information.
- Are you new student at D'Youville College? If so, you must meet with your financial aid counselor to determine the maximum amount you can borrow. If you're applying for federal loans, you'll need to complete an online Direct Loan Entrance Interview and a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at the Department of Education website.
- If your needs aren't fully met by federal programs or scholarships and grants, and you need a private loan, review and compare our list of preferred lenders.