Continuing Students

Continuing Students

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If you have not already done so, file the FAFSA. Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, FAFSA and other federal student aid websites will require an FSA ID to log-in. This replaces the federal PIN used in the past. The FSA ID system provides enhanced security and allows students to use the same log-in information across all federal student aid websites. Students can create an FSA ID for the first time here.

Be sure to submit the FAFSA by the recommended April 1 deadline.

Step 2: Accept your federal Stafford and/or Grad PLUS loan offers.

Log in to the Hofstra portal to accept or decline your federal loan offers, following these instructions: How to Access Your Financial Aid Award.

Step 3: Complete Grad PLUS or private loan applications.

Grad PLUS Loan borrowers must reapply every academic year at

Important note: Be sure to keep an eye on your Hofstra email account and ensure your contact information is updated! Your aid could be delayed if problems or questions arise and we are unable to track you down due to old or inaccurate contact information.

If you have further questions, please call 516-463-8000 or email the Office of Financial Aid at, and we would be glad to help.