Department Office Hours (May 24 - August 16):
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
We are located in McSpedon
2nd floor, Room 201
Our phone number is 914.633.2497
To apply for State, Federal, and/or Iona College Institutional aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov using our FAFSA school code of 002737.
Important FAFSA Filing Deadlines:
Freshmen: April 15
Transfers: within 30 days from the date of admittance to the College.
Graduate students: within 30 days from the date of admittance to the College
When funds are limited, students who filed by the deadline will be considered for funding on a priority basis. Incoming Spring students must have completed the FAFSA by October 15 of the prior year.
Ongoing, your FAFSA must be filed by April 15 of every year in order to retain your scholarship. Failure to submit your official FAFSA by the required deadline will result in the loss of any scholarship.
Please note that if you have been awarded an Iona College scholarship or grant, you must complete the FAFSA every year by our deadline even if you are not applying for any other form of aid.
The Renewal Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) - (For students who filed the year prior).
Approximately one-third of all financial aid applicants are selected by the U.S. Department of Education to verify the accuracy of information provided on the FAFSA. If you have been selected for verification, your offer of financial aid is tentative, pending the completion of the verification process. If you are a returning student, you will not receive a financial aid award email until the verification process is complete. A verification hold will be placed on any student who has been selected for verification until the documentation requirements have been met.
You will be required to complete the verification worksheet and provide a copy of yours and your parent's federal income tax transcripts. Upon receipt of the required materials, we will finalize the review of your application for financial aid. If documentation is not received by the established deadline, your offer of financial aid will be cancelled.
Should the verified financial information differ significantly from the original information provided on the FAFSA, your aid may be canceled or revised. Please be sure to respond to requests for follow-up documentation in a timely manner to avoid delays in applying your financial aid as a credit to your student account.
To determine if you are selected for verification and are required to submit this documentation, please review your Student Aid Report (SAR). In the upper right hand corner, you will see your EFC. If there is an asterisk (*) next to the EFC number, then you have been selected for verification by the Federal Government. For any student selected for verification, there is also a paragraph in the SAR that explains you have been selected for verification. The SAR will be sent to you after you have completed your FAFSA.
The required verification documentation must be submitted to the SFS Office within 2 weeks of notification by our office. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in cancellation of all Federal aid. Students will receive an email indicating their aid has changed and a bill will also be sent reflecting the new balance due to Iona College.
Detailed Verification policies and information can be found here.
Iona College participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan program. Student and parent borrowers will receive funding for their federal student loans directly from the U.S. Department of Education rather than from private banks and other lending institutions.
All new Federal Direct loan borrowers will need to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN).
New borrowers are also required to complete a Entrance Counseling Session on-line
If you are a returning student and have borrowed loans in the past, you should accept your award online through your Iona College Peoplesoft account - Instructions on how to accept your awards on-line.
Your parent must apply online to complete the credit application and Master Promissory Note (MPN).
Graduate Students must apply online to complete the credit application and Master Promissory Note (MPN).
Print your own enrollment verifications online via PeopleSoft. Read More »
Iona College is pleased to announce that a new Citibank ATM has been installed on the ground floor of the LaPenta Student Union Building, outside of the vending area. If you are a Citibank account holder there is no charge for using this ATM. Non-Citibank account holders will be charged a $2.00 per transaction fee by Citibank and any applicable fee assessed by their banking institution.