York Technical College would like to see every student begin classes with tuition, books, and fees paid and ready to learn. Many of the questions you may have about the Financial Aid process—how to get started, what to expect, and how York Tech can help you—are answered here. Please read through the information on this page carefully.
It is important you begin the process early, starting with your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application process can take four to six weeks to complete. A late start could mean your financial award will not be ready by the tuition payment deadline, which is typically two to three weeks before classes to begin. In that case, we would require you to enter into a payment plan until your financial aid has been processed.
1. Complete Your FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online from the U.S. Department of Education beginning January 1 of each year. The FAFSA website will ask questions about your family’s income and assets to determine an Expected Family Contribution, or EFC. York Tech then compares your family’s EFC with the total cost to attend to determine the amount of your Financial Aid package. The program then attempts to fill all or part of the gap between your family’s EFC and the total cost. You need to apply only once each school year. For those without a computer at home, computers are available in the Financial Aid Office or in York Tech’s computer lab for use in filling out your FAFSA.
Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2016. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 17, 2016.