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First Year Students



Check out our EC Net Price Calculator tool. This is designed to assist you prior to your acceptance to Elmira College in determining the total amount of scholarships, awards, and other forms of financial assistance that you may be eligible to receive to help with the cost of College.

Step 1: Apply to Elmira College for admission preferably September through December prior to the start of the Academic Year you plan to attend.

Step 2: Elmira College requires the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete this application as soon as possible after January 1 at  Income may be estimated on the application. You will need a FSA ID for the student and a FSA ID for the parent signatures. Elmira College’s federal school code is 002718. The Federal Student Aid information number is 1 (800) 433 3243.

Step 3: Information and applications on state grants that can be used at Elmira College:
New York State Residents will initiate the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as described in Step 2 (look for the special link on the FAFSA submission confirmation page). Otherwise, you will receive information by email on how to complete your TAP Application on the web (TOTW) from New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). Elmira College’s school code for TAP is 0215. For further information, contact New York State HESC at 1 (888) 697-4372 or

Vermont residents should contact 1 (800) 882-4166 or

Late February/Early March: Elmira College Office of Financial Aid will begin mailing award letters to students who have been accepted for admission and completed the FAFSA process.

If you have difficulty finding any of the above financial aid applications or have any questions, contact our office.