Financial Aid Application Deadlines

The financial aid deadline is the date by which you must have all financial aid applications, additional financial aid requirements/documents and appeals submitted and any student loans accepted in order ensure the processing of your aid eligibility by the payment deadline.

The financial aid deadlines for 2019-2020 are as follows:

  • Summer 2019- April 23, 2019
  • Fall 2019- July 31, 2019
  • Spring 2020- December 6, 2019

Also, the priority deadline for federal campus-based aid including the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), New York State Aid for Part-Time study (APTS) and Empire State College grants and scholarships is April 1 prior to the start of the award year.

Financial aid files completed after the financial aid priority-deadline dates discussed above will be reviewed. However, our office cannot guarantee that financial aid will be processed before the payment due date.  Students in this situation should consider the college's payment plan.

Students who do not have sufficient funding or payment in place by the payment due date may lose their registered classes for the term. To avoid registration cancellation, please apply early so that we may determine your eligibility.

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.

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 

If you are attending the spring 2020 term, you must have all financial aid applications, additional financial aid requirements/documents and appeals submitted and any student loans accepted by the deadline of December 6, 2019 in order ensure the processing of your aid eligibility by the spring payment deadline.

Students planning attending summer 2019, fall 2019 or spring 2020 must apply for aid by submitting the 2019-2020 FAFSA.

For students planning to enroll beginning in May 2020 or thereafter, the 2020-2021 FAFSA application is now available beginning October 1!

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