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Financial Aid For Current Students

As a current student, it is important that you file your FAFSA each year before the deadline, know how to maintain any aid you have received while attending Pace University, or know how to obtain Financial Aid for the first time since being enrolled.

Whether you are applying for aid for the first time or renewing your applications, follow the Pace Financial Aid Process for obtaining Financial Aid:

The Pace Financial Aid Process

Below are the steps we recommend you take in order to get the most out of Financial Aid. Please click on each of the links below for further details about each step.

  • Review our General Eligibility & Important Policy information.
  • Note important deadlines.
  • File your FAFSA before February 15 using your FSA ID (Visit the Federal Student Aid website if you have forgotten your FSA ID or still need to obtain one).
  • Be sure to list Pace University's FAFSA school code for your home campus
    • New York City Campus code: 002791
    • Pleasantville Campus Code: 002792
    • White Plains Campus Code: 002727
  • Approximately one to two weeks after filing the FAFSA the Federal Processing Center will send you an electronic Student Aid Report (eSAR). It is essential that you read the comments, check the data, and follow all instructions listed.
  • Look out for an Award Letter from Pace University around June (the Financial Aid Office may also request additional documentation, such as tax return transcripts).
  • Accept or decline your Financial Aid for the academic year using the MyPace portal.
  • Look out for any additional correspondence from the Financial Aid office.
  • Know what your next steps are if you accepted any scholarships, work study or student loans.
  • Make sure you understand how to maintain or renew your Financial Aid for future years of enrollment.

Renewal Criteria For Financial Aid

Most Financial Aid is renewable on a yearly basis, provided there is adequate funding, and the student remains eligible. Remaining eligible refers to continuing to meet the criteria for receiving your awards and maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for federal and Institutional funds ("Good Academic Standing" for New York State funds).

Please make sure you review the details of the Satisfactory Academic Progress and Good Academic Standing policies, found in the Policy Information section of the website.

Please also stay up-to-date with and read all communications received from the Financial Aid Office and information available on the MyPace Portal. Finally, please always feel free to speak with a Financial Aid Counselor if you have any questions.