This page contains important information about re-applying for financial aid for the 2016-17 academic year in a timely and accurate manner.
The following forms are required in order to determine your financial aid eligibility for 2016-17. All forms are due April 15, 2016.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You should apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, preferably after you have completed your 2015 federal tax return and use the IRS Data Retrieval process when completing the FAFSA. If you have a FSA ID, you can electronically sign your FAFSA. If you need a FSA ID, apply online at fsaid.ed.gov.
- Niagara University Application for Financial Aid. If you are a current student at Niagara, apply online at WebAdvisor.
- Express TAP Application (ETA) - If required, an email notification will be sent to you by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) once you have submitted your FAFSA. You can check the status of your TAP application anytime at www.hesc.ny.gov. Most TAP renewals are completed automatically by NYSHESC.
- NU Scholarship Opportunity Search - New! Search and apply for both NU endowed scholarships and outside private scholarships in one place! Apply online through myNU under "Systems".
Under the new federal regulations, financial aid offices can no longer accept signed copies of tax returns. Federal regulations require either submitting the IRS tax transcript or using the IRS data retrieval through FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
If you need additional information or require assistance in completing the applications, please feel free to contact us.
Financial aid award letter notifications are mailed electronically to your NU email address.