Census Date for Financial Aid

The financial aid census date is day at Empire State College is day 29 of the standard 15-week term. This means that students who plan to take courses in multiple sessions during the term, must register in all courses for the term (regardless of the session start/end date) before the census date of that term in order for the course(s) to be included in that term award. For example students enrolling for any fall 2022 session (courses starting on or after September 6, 2022 and ending on or before December 16, 2022) must be registered for all courses by October 4, 2022 to maximize aid eligibility. Pell eligibility for the term is fixed on day 29 of each term. 


The census date for the 2022-2023 academic calendar is as follows:

  • Summer 2022- June 13, 2022
  • Fall 2022- October 4, 2022
  • Spring 2023- February 14, 2023


The census date for the 2021-2022 academic calendar is as follows:

  • Summer 2021- June 14, 2021
  • Fall 2021- October 5, 2021
  • Spring 2022- February 15, 2022