Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to providing quality, personable services to all applicants to assist them in funding their college education. An extensive network of services and resources are offered to help applicants with the financial aid process.

If you are interested in attending but worried about costs, we encourage you to apply for financial aid. More than half of Old Westbury students and their families receive financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and student employment.

Even if you do not qualify for federal or state grants, there are additional financing options available that can help you meet our costs. The staff of the Office of Financial Aid is available to answer your questions and to assist you in making Old Westbury an affordable choice.

All financial aid at Old Westbury is administered without discrimination as to sex, race, and religion, national or ethnic origin or sports played.  Federal and State laws, regulations and policies governing the administration of these programs are strictly followed.

Dates & Deadlines:

  • To receive financial aid, a student, including an "undecided major," must be in a program of study.
  • The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN number for students, parents, and borrowers to access Federal Aid systems. 
  • The deadline to submit financial aid documentation for Fall 2016 was May 1, 2016. Failure to submit by the due date can result in delayed financial aid processing and your aid may not be reflected on your bill.
  • The 2016-2017 FAFSA opened for filing on SaturdayJanuary 2, 2016. The preferred deadline to file your FAFSA was April 15, 2016 -- FAFSA's filed after that date may lead to delayed financial aid processing and your aid may not be reflected on your bill.

Where to find us:

The Office of Financial Aid is located in the Campus Center, Room H-100a, just off the Campus Center Atrium.  Office hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Wednesday, Friday:   9:00am – 4:45pm (4:15pm During Summer)
  • Thursday:  9am – 6:45pm (Only when classes are in session)

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Contact Us:

Office of Financial Aid
Campus Center, Room H-100a
Phone: 516-876-3224