Financial Aid

Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose

Students may be selected to verify their identity and sign a statement of educational purpose. If chosen to complete this process, financial aid will not be determined at Empire State College until this requirement has been satisfied. If requested, please download the appropriate form below.

  • Students who reside in New York state or students who do not reside in New York state but are admitted or seeking admission to SUNY Empire State College locations in Albany, Alfred, Auburn, Batavia, Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo-Cheektowaga, Canandaigua, Corning-Elmira, East Syracuse, Fort Drum, Fredonia, Hartsdale, Hauppauge, Ithaca, Jamestown, Johnstown, Latham, Lockport, Manhattan, Nanuet, Newburgh, Old Westbury, Olean, Plattsburgh, Queensbury, Riverhead, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Staten Island, Syracuse, Troy, Utica or Watertown should complete the year-appropriate form below.  We highly recommend first contacting the location you plan to attend to ensure an authorized official will be present to assist you. 


  • Students who reside outside of New York state and are admitted or seeking admission to  Empire State College at the Center for Distance Learning, School for Graduate Studies, or Center for International Programs should complete the year-appropriate form below.

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.