Scholarship applications now open for the 2021-22 academic year. Submit your application at www.esc.edu/ESCFAST. Due by June 30.
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 aid for summer 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 make sure to complete the FAFSA for the 2021-2022 year. In order to process your financial aid eligibility by the summer 2021 term payment due date, you must have all applications in and any additional financial aid requirements/documents submitted and any student loans accepted by the deadline date of April 16, 2021.
If you are applying for financial aid for the spring 2021 term, please make sure that you have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 year.
Wondering how to pay for your studies at 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, as well as other state‐administered scholarships that were not previously available to them 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 on determining eligibility and to apply, please visit NYS Higher Education Services Corporation's Dream Act.
New York State Excelsior Scholarship
For information regarding the New York State Excelsior Scholarship please visit New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, or view a list of Excelsior Scholarship FAQs.
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 spring term 2021 please make sure you've already completed the 2020-2021 FAFSA.