Apply for Financial Aid

2014-2015 year financial aid forms are for Empire State College enrollments that begin on or after May 19, 2014.

2013-2014 year financial aid forms are for Empire State College enrollments that began between May 20, 2013 and March 10, 2014.

  • FAFSA Section: complete free application for federal student aid and apply for/update PIN
  • Federal Direct Loans: link to complete entrance loan counseling forms, master promissory notes and exit loan counseling forms
  • Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS): APTS is a New York state grant program for matriculated undergraduate students attending school for 3-11 credits per term; graduate students and nonmatriculated students are not eligible. Maximum award for a financial aid year is $2,000. The priority deadline to apply for 2014-2015 APTS is April 1, 2014. Applications submitted after this priority deadline will continue to be reviewed and eligible applicants still may be awarded while funding permits.
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): link to information and the application for the TAP grant
  • Part-time TAP: link to the information and application forms for the part-time TAP grant;  students not eligible for both APTS and part-time TAP
  • TEACH Grant: available only to graduate students; link to information and applications for TEACH grant.

View our financial aid application deadlines.



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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


The priority deadline to apply for financial aid for 2014-2015 is April 1, 2014.