Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

2016-2017 year financial aid forms are for Empire State College enrollments that begin on or after May 16, 2016.

2017-2018 year financial aid forms are for Empire State College enrollments that begin on or after May 15, 2017.

  • FAFSA Section: complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • 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 2016-2017 APTS is April 1, 2016.

    Prior to completing the APTS application, please review the instructions for the year in which you are applying below:
    How to Apply for Aid For Part-Time Study (APTS) 2016 - 2017 (PDF  54kB)

    (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files. If Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you can download it free from Adobe's site. If you are still unable to view the file, please contact us at or call 800-847-3000‌.)
  • 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.
  • Non-NY State Grants: Link to information regarding state grants outside of New York for non-NY state residents.

View our financial aid application deadlines.

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 after October 1, 2016.