FAFSA is available as of October 1!
"Prior-prior year"-- You can use tax information from two years prior to the academic year in which you plan to attend school. Therefore, if you are applying for financial aid for the 2021-2022 school year, you may use 2020 tax data.
There are free programs that help families complete the FAFSA. The Great Neck Public Library offers a free FAFSA event for families, as well as many other helpful college-related events. For more information, click here.
Every U.S. college student needs to fill out the FAFSA form in order to be eligible for any need-based financial aid. This includes federal grants and loans, scholarships from the state and the college, and college work-study jobs. You may find the following links useful for information on financial aid. It is advisable to consult the Financial Aid Department and the website of the specific colleges you are interested in. Each year our guidance department holds a financial aid meeting for seniors and parents sometime between the end of November and early December.
Khan Academy - Free tutorials on completing the CSS Profile
College Goal NY - FAFSA completion events for NYS students
FAFSA Toolkit - Financial Aid for College High school Toolkit from Education Trust - New York
Financial Aid for College: High School Toolkit
E-Scholarships USA - A National directory of scholarships. Please see your guidance counselor for username and password information.
Naviance - Additional and local sources of scholarships may be found by selecting the "College" tab in your Naviance account. At the bottom of the page, select "Scholarship list". New scholarships are added as we receive them.
Financial Aid Nigth Presentation - September 2020
Great Neck Student Aid Fund
The Great Neck Student Aid Fund is a financial aid program for high school graduates of the Great Neck school district. Financial need, not academic achievement, is the basis. Financial need exists when applicants do not have sufficient funds to allow them to attend their chosen school. Preliminary application forms can be obtained in the Great Neck South guidance office. To learn more information on the Great Neck Student Aid Fund, click here.