Nonpublic Schools

January 7, 2011 - MSA Claims for 2009-10 School Year


The online system is now available for schools to submit their MSA claim for the 2009-10 school year. Please note that if you have any other MSA or CAP claim that is in any other status than CLOSED (the claim was paid), you will need to wait until all such claims are paid (i.e., CLOSED) before you can submit the 09-10 school year claim.
Please note that the online application process is the most efficient way to claim both MSA and CAP. Staff are available to assist schools in filing online and can be reached at 518-474-3936 and (email address).
In order for your MSA claim to be considered timely, it must be submitted and/or received by February 7, 2011.  For those schools making an online submission, it is important to note that an “Open” claim is not a “submitted” claim.  For those schools submitting a paper form, please be sure to allow time for the mailing process as received does not mean “postmarked”.
Once a claim is approved, the school will receive a system-generated e-mail notification stating that payment will be made in 7-10 days.  Please make note that the 7-10 days is an estimated time for payment when funds are readily available.  It is anticipated that funds will not be made available to make payments until after the due date of February 7, 2011.  As noted in the Department’s July 2010 Announcement of Aid Application, if based on the submissions received by February 7, 2011 (revised due date), funding is not sufficient to pay all claims, payments will be pro-rated based on available funding.  The unpaid balance will be paid when additional funds become available.

Last Updated: February 3, 2012