Paul Smith's Financial Aid Portal

Welcome to the PSC Financial Aid Portal! This portal will allow students to view their financial aid status, outstanding requirements, and awards.

A student needs to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before they can log into the Financial Aid Portal.  If you are not completing a FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid Office to have your portal activated. 

The Financial Aid Portal allows you access to the following:

  • My Awards: View your financial aid awards
  • Accept Awards:  You will need to submit the "Terms and Conditions".  This will allow you to accept/decline your financial aid
  • Documents:  This will itemize any documents needed to finalize your financial aid
  • General Information:  Any messages or information that is important for you to know
  • Loans:  All federal loans that you are eligible for
  • Loan History:  All cumulative student loan history
  • Forms:  All standard forms available for download
  • Disbursements:  All disbursement activity  
  • Lifetime Awards:  Financial aid history

The 2022/23 FAFSA is available- apply right away!


Helpful Links:

Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note -

Federal Parent Plus Loan (Parent only) -

ELMSelect - Private Alternative Loans -

New York State TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) NYS residents only -

Vermont Grants (VSAC) - Vermont residents only -

Create your FSA ID -




General Information

First time user 

Click on the First Time User link in the LOG IN box under the submit button. You will be prompted to enter your Student ID number. Answer two identity questions when prompted to do so. Once you are identified, you will create two security questions from the drop down menus. Below the security questions, you will find two fields to create your Password. The heading says “Change Password,” but as a First Time User, you will be creating one—don’t worry about the heading. Enter a Password with 9 characters or more in the first box and confirm the Password in the second box. When you are finished, click “Submit.”

I forgot my NetPartner Password

Click the "Forgot Your Password?" link below the LOG IN box. Enter your 10-digit Student ID number, which includes P (ex: P000012345) and click “Submit.” You will be asked to verify your identity with a security question. Answer the question and select “Submit.” Enter a new Password of at least 9 characters. Confirm and submit the new Password.

PLEASE NOTE: The Financial Aid Office will not be able to provide you with your Password.

Important for Parent(s):

Although students are welcome to share thier financial aid informaiton with parents, due to federal privacy laws (FERPA), only students are assigned user IDs and passwords for this system. Parents will not be given direct access to the portal and passwords should never be shared with anyone other than the student. 


Questions?  Contact Financial Aid

Phelps Building, Room 103

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Phone: 518-327-6248 ~ Toll-free 800-421-2605

Fax: 518-327-6055