Policy of Exception to the In-Person Requirement
The financial aid office recognizes that in certain situations, students required to appear in person to satisfy the verification of identity and statement of educational purpose requirement may be unable to appear due to mitigating factors.
The financial aid office may approve a student’s request for an exception to appear in person if the student is registered as a student with a disability with our Office of Accessibility Services. The student will need to email email@example.com for approval first.
The financial aid office may approve a student’s request for an exception to appear in person if the student is in the military or is a military spouse and resides out of state. The student will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org for approval first.
Upon approval, the student will be required to complete the Statement of Educational Purpose B 2018-2019 (non-residents) (PDF 68kB) or, for 2017-2018 the , initially intended for students who reside outside of New York state and are admitted or seeking admission to SUNY Empire Online, School for Graduate Studies or Center for International Programs.
Name: SUC Empire State College
Undergraduate Associate: 0916
Undergraduate Bachelor's: 0913
Graduate: 5680 (for graduate students applying for Veteran Tuition Awards)
Students planning to attend summer 2018, fall 2018 or spring 2019 should apply for financial aid for 2018-2019 by submitting the FAFSA. The priority deadline to apply for financial aid for 2018-2019 was April 1, 2018, but we are still accepting and reviewing applications.
In order to process your financial aid eligibility by the spring 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 December 7, 2018.
Students planning to attend summer 2019, fall 2019 or spring 2020 may apply for aid early by submitting the 2019-2020 FAFSA on or after October 1, 2018.