The 2016-2017 School Year (enrollments beginning on or after May 16, 2016):
Note: Your school must have your complete and correct information by your last day of enrollment in the 2016-2017 school year.
The 2017-2018 School Year (enrollments beginning on or after May 15, 2017):
Note: Your school must have your complete and correct information by your last day of enrollment in the 2017-2018 school year.
The Department of Education considers an application's receipt date and time to be when the application/correction has been successfully submitted. The last page of the online application/correction submission process is, therefore, the confirmation page. It contains a 22 - (if an application) or 30 - (if a correction) character long confirmation number, which contains the exact date and time (CST) the form was received. It is recommended that you print this for your records.
Note: Transactions must be completed and accepted by midnight to meet the deadline. If transmissions are started before midnight, but are not completed until after midnight, those transmissions will not meet the deadline. In addition, any transmission picked up on the deadline date that gets rejected may not be able to be reprocessed because the deadline will have passed by the time the user gets the information notifying him or her of the rejection.
The financial aid office must receive the output document of the FAFSA application process, the SAR or ISIR with an official EFC while the student is enrolled and eligible, but not later than Sept. 23, 2017 for 2016-2017, and no later than Sept. 15, 2018 for 2017-2018.
For the deadlines above, the date the CPS processed the ISIR transaction is considered the date the institution received the ISIR. On the SAR, SAR acknowledgement and ISIR printout, the processed date is above the EFC on the first page.
Due to New York State Higher Education regulation, the application deadline for New York state financial aid programs is now June 30, consistent with the FAFSA. State forms do not replace filling out the FAFSA. You must fill out the FAFSA to receive federal student aid. Note: "Date received" means received by the U.S. Department of Education.
New York 2016-2017 June 30, 2017-date received
New York 2017-2018 June 30, 2018-date received
The priority deadline for applying for federal campus-based aid including the federal supplemental educational opportunity grant (FSEOG) and federal Perkins loans, aid for part-time study (APTS) and Empire State College grants and scholarships is April 1 prior to the start of the award year.
The priority deadline for applying for Pell, TAP, student loans and submission of the federal appeal form and/or New York state waiver request form with dean's approval and appropriate documentation to the financial aid office is six weeks before the start of the term.
Financial aid files completed after the financial aid priority deadline date will be reviewed. However, the financial aid office cannot guarantee that financial aid will be processed before the payment due date. A federal financial aid file is complete when the college has received valid FAFSA data from the federal processor and all other documentation requested by financial aid. Completed files and APTS applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Fax: 518-581-2782Mailing Address: Empire State CollegeFinancial Aid111 West Ave.Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Questions? Contact the Student Information Center at 518-587-2100 or 800-847-3000.
Code: 010286Name: SUC Empire State College
Undergraduate: 0913Graduate: 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.