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 2021 session (courses starting on or after September 7, 2021 and ending on or before December 17, 2021) must be registered for all courses by October 5, 2021 to maximize aid eligibility. Pell eligibility for the term is fixed on day 29 of each term.
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
The census date for the 2020-2021 academic calendar was as follows:
- Summer 2020- June 8, 2020
- Fall 2020- October 6, 2020
- Spring 2021- February 16, 2021
Name: SUC Empire State College
Undergraduate Associate: 0916
Undergraduate Bachelor's: 0913
Graduate: 5680 (for graduate students applying for Veteran Tuition Awards)
For students planning to enroll in terms beginning May 2021 or thereafter, please submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA. If you are attending the summer 2021 term, the deadline to have all financial aid applications, additional financial aid requirements/documents and appeals submitted and any student loans accepted is April 16, 2021 in order ensure the processing of your aid eligibility by the summer payment deadline.
For students enrolling for the spring term 2021 please make sure you've already completed the 2020-2021 FAFSA.