Financial Aid

Welcome to the Empire State College Financial Aid office.

Announcement: Students planning to attend Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017 should complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA online at listing school code 010286 in order for federal aid eligibility to be determined. 

Effective October 1, 2016, the 2017-2018 FAFSA will be available to students who plan to attend Summer 2017 (which begins on May 15, 2017), Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.  For more information on this early FAFSA for 2017-2018, please visit here.

Wondering how to pay for your studies at Empire State College? Have questions about scholarships, loans and other kinds of aid? Start with our Introduction and FAQs page to review our Step by Step Guide to Financial Aid. You'll find the help and answers you need here.

Contact us

Fax: 518-581-2782

Mailing Address: 
Empire State College
Financial Aid
111 West Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Questions? Contact the Student Information Center at 518-587-2100 or 800-847-3000.


Code: 010286
Name: SUC Empire State College

TAP Codes

Undergraduate: 0913
Graduate: 5680 (for graduate students applying for Veteran Tuition Awards)


Students planning to attend 2016-2017 should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for 2016-2017.   Students wishing to get an early jump on applying for financial aid for 2017-2018 (enrollments beginning on or after May 15, 2017) can do so by submitting the 2017-2018 FAFSA after October 1, 2016.