|How To Apply for Financial Aid
1. Read the PT Financial Aid Handbook
2. If you are a US Citizen or permanent resident, complete the FAFSA form; our school code is 002707. Please be sure to select the option to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when asked. This will reduce your chances of being selected for Verification which will require submission of extra documents.
3. If you are selected for verification, our office will contact you with the appropriate Verification Worksheet you will have to complete.
4. Go to NetPartner periodically to check the status of your required documents and to see if any additional documents have been requested. Once all documents are in, you should wait until you receive your Financial Aid Award Packet from us. There will be additional steps to follow once you receive a Financial Aid Award letter.
5. If you are an International Student, you should inform us of any private funding you are considering. We will have to certify the student loans you apply for in order for funds to be disbursed.
6. The New York City Board of Education Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy Scholarship Program is for professional study at participating colleges or universities in Occupational and Physical Therapy. Scholarships are granted for one year and will be renewable for the second year, contingent upon funding. This program covers the full cost of tuition only for courses directly related to programs in Occupational or Physical Therapy (during professional phase of program). For more information, please contact the BOE directly.
It is your responsibility to file the appropriate application forms, and to follow up if aid you expect to receive is not awarded, or has not been disbursed. Remember to keep copies of all your application materials!
It is also your responsibility to promptly notify our office should any change occur in your family's financial circumstances from those which were originally reported and used as the basis for determination of eligibility for various types of financial aid. This includes your marriage prior to our during the award period. Your Financial Aid Officer will review changes in family circumstances throughout the year to determine if there is a change in eligibility for funds.
In addition, you are obligated to notify us about any new income (scholarships, personal loans, etc.) that becomes available after filing your applications. This obligation extends throughout the 2013-14 academic year. You are also required to report anticipated income from external sources (private foundations, state, county or federal agencies, veteran's benefits, Social Security benefits, etc.)
Please review the guidelines for eligibility and application materials listed in our Handbooks that pertain to you.