The following college financial aid resources from NYS HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation) were sent to all families of current Maple Hill 2022 Seniors by Grade 12 Counselor, Lisa O’Leary. They are available below for your convenience as well.

HESC Live Events for College Financial Aid Prep

    • HESC is participating in the Virtual Spring NYC College Fair hosted by the Regional Officers of Admission Metro NYC (ROAM) on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 9:30am-2pm. Register at
    • Students statewide are invited to attend.
    • Visit the HESC booth for College Financial Aid Basics presentations:
      • English: 11am; 12:30pm; 1:30pm
      • Spanish: 10am; 11am
    • Students can also meet with admission recruiters from colleges and universities to explores colleges and their financial aid programs.

College Decision Day: A Tool for Your Students to Compare Financial Aid Award Letters

  • HESC’s Financial Aid Award Package Comparison Tool helps students understand their award letters and determine the financial bottom line by highlighting:
    • Which school is offering the most grants and scholarship and how much is comprised of student loans
    • What aid is recurring and the requirements that must be met to retain that aid
    • How much they will still need to pay after their aid is awarded.
  • Encourage your students to use HESC’s Financial Aid Award Package Comparison Tool so that they can make a more informed college choice.

Now Accepting…STEM Incentive Program Applications

  • The NYS STEM Program provides tuition awards to students who are New York residents attending a public college or university located in New York State.
  • Recipients must be in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class, pursue an approved, two or four-year STEM degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.
  • For students attending private college, the maximum award for the 2021-2022 academic year is equal to the SUNY tuition rate which is $7,070 per year.
  • Students can complete and submit the NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program Application.
  • STEM applications are available now through August 15, 2022.