College and Career Resources

College Process


    • College Application Timetable

    • College Visits

    • Financial Aid Basics; What Students & Families Need to Know 

      • The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is the State’s student financial aid agency that helps students pay for college through programs like the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), the Excelsior Scholarship Program, Enhanced Tuition Awards, STEM and many other scholarship programs.  In 2020-21, HESC helped nearly 280,000 students achieve their college dreams by providing more than $890 million in grants, scholarships and loan forgiveness benefits, including $702 million awarded through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

        HESC’s “Start Here to Get There” campaign works in conjunction with colleges, not-for-profit and school-based organizations to inform and educate New York State students and families about their available financial aid options and to promote the completion of the most important tool in securing financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

        “The Path” is a series of virtual live and on-demand events, hosted by NYS HESC, and designed to help New York’s students on their path toward a higher education. Students and their families can get advice about accessing and financing a college education from higher education experts by attending these events from the comfort of their homes.
        Browse their upcoming events to join a discussion with HESC.  Can’t make their virtual live event?  Visit their on-demand events library to view archived events at your leisure. 

    • Naviance/Family Connection

    • NCAA Resources

    • Scholarships

    • Standardized Testing

College Representative Resources