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 summer 2018, fall 2018 or spring 2019 should apply for financial aid for 2018-2019 by submitting the FAFSA.  The Financial Aid office will begin receiving these appications and processing them shortly.  The priority deadline to apply for financial aid for 2018-2019 is April 1, 2018.

Students planning to attend 2017-2018 should apply for financial aid immediately. 

The application period for the New York State Excelsior Scholarship is now closed for 2017-2018.

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