Application Process for Winterim Aid

To apply for a student loan and/or a Federal PELL Grant, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or your Renewal FAFSA (Potsdam's code is 002850) if you have not already completed the FAFSA for 2012-2013.  If you wait to file your FAFSA and we receive the data after you have already completed winterim and spring classes, you will not be eligible for financial aid for the winterim/spring aid period.  The FAFSA may be completed at

You will also need to submit the 2013 Winterim Aid Application to the Financial Aid Office once you are registered for winterim and/or spring classes.  The application is available on-line and through BearPAWS.  If you plan to attend classes at another institution for the winter or spring, you will also need to submit a Student Consortium Agreement.  

Upon receipt of the results of the FAFSA data and your Winterim Aid Application, the Financial Aid Office will notify you if additional information is needed to complete your file.  Your aid application may be selected for verification through the College's Quality Assurance Program.  We will notify you if documentation, such as a tax return, is needed.

Once we determine your winterim aid eligibility, we will send you a financial aid package or revised financial aid package via mail.  Your winterim aid eligibility will be added to your spring financial aid.  You will be notified by e-mail if you are not eligible for additional federal or institutional funding.