Welcome to the Empire State College Financial Aid office.

Announcement: Remember to actively accept your student loans if you have received an award letter! 

If you are applying for financial aid for the fall 2021 term, please make sure that you have completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA and submitted all applications and any additional financial aid requirements/documents, as well as accepted any student loans you wish to borrow by the deadline date of August 2, 2021. 

Wondering how to pay for your studies at SUNY 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:

New York State Dream Act

The Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act opens the doors of higher education to thousands of undocumented students, providing access to the new Excelsior Scholarship, the Tuition Assistance Program, and other state‐administered scholarships that were not previously available to support their higher-education costs. If you attended or graduated from a NYS high school, attended an approved NYS high-school equivalency program, or received a NYS equivalency diploma, you may be eligible for New York state financial aid. For more information about determining eligibility, and to apply, visit NYS Higher Education Services Corporation's Dream Act website.

New York State Excelsior Scholarship

For information about the New York State Excelsior Scholarship, visit New York State Higher Education Services Corporation or view a list of Excelsior Scholarship FAQ.

Contact Us

financialaid@esc.edu

Fax: 518-580-4863

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.

https://www.esc.edu/1-stop-student-services/

FAFSA Info

Code: 010286
Name: SUC Empire State College

TAP Codes

Undergraduate Associate: 0916

Undergraduate Bachelor's: 0913

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

Announcements 

For students planning to enroll in terms beginning May 2021 or thereafter, please submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA.  If you are attending the summer 2021 term, the deadline to have all financial aid applications, additional financial aid requirements/documents and appeals submitted and any student loans accepted is April 16, 2021 in order ensure the processing of your aid eligibility by the summer payment deadline.

For students enrolling for the fall term 2021 please make sure you have all financial aid applications, additional financial aid requirements/documents and appeals submitted and any student loans accepted is August 2, 2021 in order ensure the processing of your aid eligibility by the fall payment deadline.

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