Financial Aid Timeline

Your applications for financial aid should be submitted as early as possible in order to receive priority consideration.

When you apply for admission to D'Youville College, you are automatically considered for a merit scholarship, which becomes part of your financial aid package.

You may also be eligible to receive other scholarships, grants, loans and work-study to help make your education as affordable as possible.


  • Request a PIN from the Department of Education so you can electronically sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This FAFSA form determines your eligibility for government financial aid—including grants, loans, and work-study. You and your parents can both request a PIN.
  • Create a folder to keep all of your financial aid related documents in one place.


  • File your federal and state taxes as early as possible. If you can't file taxes early, estimate you/r family's income tax information so that you can fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible.
  • The FAFSA is available, starting January 1st. Complete your FAFSA online or by postal mail.
    • Make sure to list D'Youville College school code 002712 on the application, so the college's Financial Aid Office will receive your information.
    • Keep a copy of your application. You may need it later.
  • If you're a New York State resident, starting in January you should apply for TAP (Tuition Assistance Program). Application processing for TAP usually takes from six to eight weeks. Make sure to list D'Youville College school code 0195.
  • Submit all the necessary paperwork or applications for any private or outside scholarships you may be eligible for.


  • Watch for e-mail/mail from the Department of Education, confirming that your application was processed. They will also send you a Student Aid Report (SAR), which summarizes your financial aid eligibility for any federal programs.
    • Review the SAR to make sure it's accurate and that the DYC school code 002712 is listed
    • If necessary, correct any errors on your FAFSA.
    • You may be selected for verification based on your FAFSA application. If you are selected, it means you'll need to verify certain information on your FAFSA by sending copies of the requested documentation to the Institutional Documentation Service/College Board (IDOC).


  • FAFSA deadline is March 2. Make sure to submit your FAFSA by this date.
    • If you're mailing in your FAFSA, make sure it's postmarked by March 2.
  • Receive admissions notification(s) and your award letter notification detailing the financial aid package offered to you by D'Youville College. Upon receiving your award notification, 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.)
    • Make your enrollment decision and submit the enrollment deposit, if requested.
    • Notify any schools that you have chosen not to attend that have accepted you that you will not be attending.


  • After you and/or your parents file your federal income tax returns, you can correct any estimated information provided on your FAFSA.


  • May 1 is the final deadline for New York State residents seeking TAP aid. Make sure to fill out your application.

After You Take Out A Direct Loan:

Students or parents: When you take out a Direct Loan for the first time, you must complete an electronic Master Promissory Note. The eMPN is a legal document in which the borrower promises to repay their loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees. It also explains the terms and conditions of your loan(s).

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