Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Financial Aid Instructions and Schedules

All application materials are available at www.pratt.edu/financing or in the Office of Student Financial Services (Myrtle Hall, 6th Floor). Students must submit the following to be considered for federal, state, and Pratt Institute aid for the next academic year:

  1. Financial Aid Forms for 2020-2021
    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Student must file this form in order to become eligible for any type of federal or state aid.
  2. If requested only, IRS tax transcript 2018 (parents and students).

Mail to:

Office of Student Financial Services
Myrtle Hall, 6th Floor
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Deadline: May 15, 2020, for tax transcripts, if required.

  1. Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
    Loan applications are available to the student and parent at www.studentloans.gov. We can notify students of their loan eligibility only in an award letter. Notifying the student of his or her loan eligibility levels in an award letter is only the first step. Continuing students who wish to apply for a loan should file the FAFSA by February 1. Last year, if you filed the Master Promissory Note (MPN), you don’t have to submit another MPN.
  2. New York State Residents Only
    Students can apply for a grant from the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The state began processing these forms in May 2020. They will mail the student an Express TAP Application (ETA), which he or she must complete, sign, and return to New York State Higher Education Service Corporation.
  3. Other Information We Request
    A financial aid counselor may ask for additional information when the student’s application is reviewed. It is important to respond quickly. Aid cannot be finalized until we receive the requested information.
  4. Apply Early

Call us with questions at 718.636.3599 or email us at sfs@pratt.edu. Filing deadline is February 1. Filing after this deadline may jeopardize eligibility for Pratt scholarships and grants.

Other Documents That May Be Required, Depending on Student’s Situation

  • Application for a Federal Stafford or Federal PLUS Loan. Recommended submission date: May 20. Late submissions may not be processed in time for September payment of bills.
  • Citizenship documentation if student is not a U.S. citizen.
  • Documentation on outside scholarships.
  • Various verification requirements, such as tax returns, only if requested.
  • Copy of driver’s license and Social Security card. For the 2020-21 academic year, please refer to the financial aid section of the Pratt website: www.pratt.edu/financing.