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Frequently Asked Questions

Establishing New York Residency Status for Tuition Billing Purposes:

myDownstate:

Then Go to: Banner Self Service
To log in, please use your Downstate Net ID/User Name and password.

Banner self-service or complete a Loan Request From.

myDownstate:

Then Go to: Banner Self Service
To log in, please use your Downstate Net ID/User Name and password.

Forms are also online

Students can email Financial Aid or complete a Loan adjustment form. Forms are online.

For increases, student should speak to FA in order to determine what type of aid they are eligible for an increase.

First time borrowers also need to complete the Entrance Counseling and Master promissory note for the Stafford (Direct) loan online at www.studentloans.gov. If the student is unsure, refer them to email or speak to someone in FA.

All available positions are online.

If a student is requesting a federal work-study award, they must speak to someone in Financial Aid.

For the 2018–19 academic year, the FAFSA is available beginning October 1, 2017.

They can reach out to Sharon McDonald or email financial aid. Sharon will work with the supervisor to ensure all the information is received for the job to be posted.

Students need to accept their charges with Bursar and accept their aid and/or submit missing documents Financial Aid.

When a student answers that they are a NYS resident and an undergraduate student on the FAFSA, they will receive a link to the TAP application. If they forget or didn't apply they can do so at www.hesc.ny.gov. The student will need their log in which is different than their FAFSA log in.