Applying for Aid

Steps to Apply for Aid

Step One

Complete your taxes for the prior prior year.

Step Two 

Create a username and password

  • Create Account
  • Your username and password can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid, to electronically sign your federal student aid documents, and to access your personal records online.

Step Three

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Application
  • The federal school code for York University is 002567
  • To help expedite your application, ensure that you electronically "sign" the FAFSA form with your username and password. 
  • If you are experiencing problems, please contact the FAFSA hotline at 1-800-433-3243

Step Four

Review the Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • You will have access to a SAR 5-7 days after completing your FAFSA. Check your SAR for accuracy, make the necessary corrections online, and sign the form with your password.

Step Five

If you are taking the Federal Parent PLUS Loan, complete the Direct PLUS Loan Application.

Note: The Direct PLUS Loan Application must be completed in one sitting. 

Step Six

Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling

Step Seven

Look for a Financial Aid Award package in your email
  • Once you have been accepted and if you are eligible for student aid, York University's Financial Aid Department will prepare your award package to be accepted in the Net Partner Financial Aid portal. 

Step Eight

Accept or decline loans

  • Evaluate which of your available loans will chart the best course for you and your family. 


Steps to Accept Student Loans

Step One

​Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN)

  • Master Promissory Note
  • Sign In
  • Select "Sign Master Promissory Note"
  • Complete the requested information
  • Print a copy of the signed MPN for your records

Step Two

Complete Entrance Counseling