PrattMWP gives generous financial aid – and strives to make the process simple.
Applying for financial aid is a simple process. The timeline and details of this process are below. Please be careful to follow the directions for each step to the financial aid application process. If you have any questions or need assistance at any point, don’t hesitate to contact our Financial Aid Office.
1. FAFSA– Complete by March 1.
7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA
The student and one custodial parent must apply for a Federal PIN (Personal Identification Number) before completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students and parents should create a FSA ID and password that they will remember. It will be used as an electronic signature on numerous financial aid records.
Students must complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for all types of financial aid. The FAFSA is available online as of October 1.
Students will need to complete the FAFSA to be considered for federal loans, federal grants, institutional grants and federal work study.
FAFSA Federal School Code: 002798
2. Federal Verification – Complete by May 15.
Students may be selected by the government for a process called “verification.” Students who are selected will be notified by PrattMWP, and will be required to submit student and/or parent tax return transcripts and additional verification paperwork.
3. TAP Application (New York State residents only) – Complete by May 30.
The TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) application is not available until the student’s FAFSA has been completed. Students that are eligible to complete a TAP application will receive an email from New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) approximately two to three weeks after completing the FAFSA, but no sooner than March 1. A student may be eligible to complete a TAP application, however not all students that complete an application will qualify for TAP. New York State determines all TAP awards after the application has been completed.
NYS TAP Code: 0615
4. Financial Aid Award Letter – Return by June 15.
After all financial aid applications and required documentation have been received by PrattMWP, the Financial Aid Office will determine the student’s eligibility. Students will receive their Financial Aid Award Letter by mail. Students and parents are required to review the letter, sign and return one copy of the award letter to the Financial Aid Office.