Financial Aid

Students enrolled at Monroe College (New York State campuses) may be eligible for one or more types of financial aid in the form of federal/state grants, federal loans, work-study programs, college grants and scholarships.

Each program has its own eligibility requirements based on either federal or state regulations and/or Monroe College policies. To establish eligibility for federal or state financial aid, students must complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid* (FAFSA) and, upon request, provide required documentation.

*Students must utilize the U.S. Department of Education’s WEB site ( to complete the FAFSA. All applicants must obtain a Federal Personal Identification Number (PIN) by going to

Student Eligibility Requirements For Federal Financial Aid

  • All male students between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered with the Selective Service System. Only permanent residents of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and the Northern Marina Islands are exempt from this requirement.
  • Must be citizens or eligible non-citizens
  • Must be enrolled and working toward a degree or certificate as a regular student in an eligible program
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent or pass an approved ability-to-benefit test or have completed an approved home school program
  • Must have a valid social security number
  • Must make satisfactory academic progress
  • Must not be in default on a federal student loan and not owe money on a federal student grant
  • Must have resolved any drug conviction issues
  • Must have no record of conviction for sex offenses


The U.S. Department of Education may select a student for verification. Selected students will receive an email from the Student Financial Services Office requesting documentation of specific items reported on the student’s FAFSA application. Students are expected to respond to this request within two weeks of receiving the email. Failure to submit documentation in a timely manner may result in the loss of federal aid.

Students have a maximum of 120 days to submit the required documentation or no later than September 26, 2012, whichever is earlier, if circumstances prevent the expected two-week response.