Financial Aid


  • Special Condition/Professional Judgment: Have you recently become unemployed? Is your income from last year unrepresentative of your current financial situation? Find out about financial circumstances that allow the financial aid office to reconsider your eligibility. Link to a special condition form. Complete the form online and  submit it electronically to the financial aid office.
  • Mitigating Circumstance: Occasionally, students do not meet the good academic standards for reasons beyond their control, such as serious family problems or extended illness.
  • Unusual Enrollment History Appeal: If review of your unusual enrollment history, as determined by the federal processor, has resulted in your ineligibility for federal financial aid, you may review the policy and follow the procedure for appeal.

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.