New Citizenship Verification Process

Dear Colleague:

Effective academic year 2020-21, individual institutions will no longer certify citizenship status for NYS Grant & Scholarship programs (NYS Programs).

Going forward, HESC will work directly with students to make such determinations. Individual institutions remain responsible for following all Federal Title IV verification processes, including verification of citizenship status, for the purpose of awarding Federal Title IV aid.

Any school that has not verified citizenship status for 2019-20 for NYS programs may ask HESC to perform this requirement. Please email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..