Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
Students may be selected to verify their identity and sign a statement of educational purpose. If chosen to complete this process, financial aid will not be determined at Empire State College until this requirement has been satisfied. If requested, please download the appropriate form below.
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, students may select the appropriate form to submit below, but may submit it without visiting a location to have an authorized staff member sign and also without being notarized. Students must forward their form with their information and signature to the Financial Aid office along with a copy of their identity documentation.
- Students who reside in New York state or students who do not reside in New York state but are admitted or seeking admission to SUNY Empire State College locations in Albany, Alfred, Auburn, Batavia, Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Canandaigua, Corning-Elmira, East Syracuse, Fort Drum, Fredonia, Hartsdale, Hauppauge, Ithaca, Jamestown, Johnstown, Latham, Lockport, Manhattan, Newburgh, Old Westbury, Olean, Plattsburgh, Queensbury, Riverhead, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Selden, Staten Island, Syracuse, Troy, Utica or Watertown should complete the year-appropriate form below. We highly recommend first contacting the location you plan to attend to ensure an authorized official will be present to assist you.
- Students who reside outside of New York state and are admitted or seeking admission to Empire State College at SUNY Empire Online, School for Graduate Studies, or Center for International Education should complete the year-appropriate form below.
Name: SUC Empire State College
Undergraduate Associate: 0916
Undergraduate Bachelor's: 0913
Graduate: 5680 (for graduate students applying for Veteran Tuition Awards)
If you are attending the spring 2020 term, the deadline to have all financial aid applications, additional financial aid requirements/documents and appeals submitted and any student loans accepted was December 6, 2019 in order ensure the processing of your aid eligibility by the spring payment deadline.
For students planning to enroll beginning in May 2020 or thereafter, the 2020-2021 FAFSA application is now available to complete.