Notification of Pell Award and Pell Payment

Notification of Pell Award Status

The Financial Aid office will process a correct and complete Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) containing federal student data in approximately two to seven days from the receipt of the report. This process will take longer in the spring and early summer if the federal government has not yet released a federal Pell Grant schedule of award amounts or if our computer supplier has not provided the college with the appropriate software. After the student's award eligibility is determined, eligible students will receive notification to view their award information on MyESC.

Aid Payment

  • Summer Pell Grant funds are paid in mid-August by the Student Accounts office.
  • Fall and spring Pell Grant funds are paid approximately six weeks after the start of the academic term by the Student Accounts office.

Students receive any refund due from the Student Accounts office automatically after the government submits payment to the college.

Contact us

Fax: 518-581-2782

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.


Code: 010286
Name: SUC Empire State College

TAP Codes

Undergraduate: 0913
Graduate: 5680 (for graduate students applying for Veteran Tuition Awards)


Students planning to attend 2016-2017 should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for 2016-2017.   Students wishing to get an early jump on applying for financial aid for 2017-2018 (enrollments beginning on or after May 15, 2017) can do so by submitting the 2017-2018 FAFSA.

Take the Next Step

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