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Publications for Students and Their Families
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Helping New Yorkers Pay for College
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Explore careers, learn what you need to consider when choosing majors and finding the right college for you.

Review the checklist that tells you what you need to do in your junior and senior years.
Helping New Yorkers Pay for College
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A fact sheet describing New York's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

How to Apply Fact Sheet
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A "how to" fact sheet for the basics on financial aid.
You Can Pay for College
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A reference guide for all types of financial aid.

Paying Your Student Loan is Serious Business
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Paying Your Student Loan is Serious Business: Helps students transition from being in school to paying back student loans.

This publication contains information about student loans issued through the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program. Although all new loans are now made under the Direct Loan (DL) program, there are no changes to loan or loan repayment criteria for borrowers who have loans through the FFEL program. The information about FFEL provided in this brochure continues to be valid for those borrowers with FFEL loans.

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Publications for College Administrators
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General Materials
The Financial Aid Wall Chart
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provides a quick reference for federal and state financial aid programs.
Prevention, Retention and Intervention: Proven Strategies to Retain Students and Prevent Default
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A best practices guide for retaining students and preventing default.

For college administrator use. Available for download only.

Entrance and Exit Counseling Materials
A Student Guide to Borrowing and Your Financial Future
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Information students should know before taking a loan for college.

Financial Aid FolderFinancial Aid Insert
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A handy, convenient place to file loan documents and all financial aid-related materials, from entrance counseling through exit counseling and beyond.




Entrance Counseling Information Form
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Undergraduate Smart Borrowing Entrance Information Form: Fillable-field PDFs to assist schools in providing required school-specific entrance counseling information. Space is provided for schools to customize.

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Entrance Counseling Information Form
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Graduate Smart Borrowing Entrance Information Form: Fillable-field PDFs to assist schools in providing required school-specific entrance counseling information. Space is provided for schools to customize.

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Entrance Interview Form
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Entrance Information Form: This checklist form is optional for entrance interviews.

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What They Should Know Before They Go
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A guide to preparing for and conducting exit interviews.

For college administrator use. Order limit: 10.

Paying Your Student Loan is Serious Business
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Paying Your Student Loan is Serious Business (for use with students): A brochure that, when coupled with the FFEL Loan Borrower Information form and a completed cover letter, fulfills mandated exit counseling requirements.

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Exit Counseling Cover Letter
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Exit Counseling Cover Letter (for download only): A cover letter template which enables schools to personalize the letter with school-specific information, including average student indebtedness.
Exit Counseling Cover Letter
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More Important Exit Information (for download only): Additional information required by federal regulations, including repayment option comparisons.
Exit Counseling Cover Letter
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School Specific Exit Form (for download only): Schools enter indebtedness information.
Exit Interview Checklist
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Exit Interview Checklist - Optional (for download only): Can be used during an in-person exit interview.



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