Financial Literacy

SUNY Smart Track Financial Literacy: The SUNY Smart Track interactive education experience will help you achieve smarter money management. Also, learn about budgeting, credit cards, banking, credit history, investing, and much more. Financial literacy begins here.

Legal and Financial Assistance: AllOne Heath's student wellness assistance program offers access to financial and legal professionals as well as a comprehensive website containing more than 5,000 enhanced legal and financial forms, more than 45 financial calculators, professionally written articles, FAQ's and more.

Cash Course: Link to this site to learn about different aspects of your finances by understanding debt-management practices and the importance of establishing a healthy credit history. This section includes information on budgeting and financial planning, banking, credit, protecting yourself from identity theft, planning for retirement, and more. *Cash Course is sponsored by The National Endowment for Financial Education, an independent nonprofit foundation. This link provides financial tools including financial checklists, calculators, worksheets, and more. Life event financial information is also included to provide resources based on where you are in life - from going to college, to the birth/adoption of a child, to retirement. *This site is sponsored by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, comprising 20 agencies and bureaus of the U.S. federal government.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy: This site provides more information to help you understand your personal finances through every stage of life. *This site is sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

College Savings Program: Looking for a way to save for college education and save on taxes? New York's College Savings Program could be the answer. For information, link to the New York State Higher Education Services webpages on the College Savings Program.

Debt Management: Empire State College is committed to promoting student success by helping students demonstrate financial responsibility through repayment of the funds borrowed to finance their education. Use this section to see sample monthly repayment schedules, link to view your loan history and find out about loan consolidation.

Contact Us

Fax: 518-580-4863

Mailing Address: 
Empire State College
Financial Aid
1 Union Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Questions? Contact the Student Information Center at 518-587-2100 or 800-847-3000.


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)


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.

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Ready to advance your education and career? There’s no time like the present. Apply now, or learn more about SUNY Empire at one of our information sessions.