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:
- Financial Aid: Introduction and FAQ
- Financial Aid Programs and Eligibility Requirements
- Apply for Financial Aid
- Additional Request for Information
- Cost to Attend
- Important Information for Students Receiving Aid in Sessions Less than 15-Weeks
- Important Information for Students Attending the Summer Term
- Financial Literacy
- Looking for the Student Accounts Office or Information Regarding Your Refund?
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.
Name: SUC Empire State College
Undergraduate Associate: 0916
Undergraduate Bachelor's: 0913
Graduate: 5680 (for graduate students applying for Veteran Tuition Awards)
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.