Campus-based Programs

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study program (FWS), and Federal Perkins Loans (formerly NDSL) are called "campus-based programs," although the funding comes from the federal government. They are called "campus-based" because the awards in all three programs are determined by the professional staff of the educational institution's Financial Aid office operating under strict and detailed guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

For the federal campus-based programs, need is determined according to the difference between the applicant's resources and a standard budget for students. Resources include student's and spouse's earnings, non-taxable income, VA and Social Security benefits, external sources of aid, any educational loans, a portion of the student's savings and assets, and in the case of dependent students, family contributions.

Federal Work Study and Federal Perkins Loan both have information and regulations that are specific to them. Thus, each program has a special note section to address the regulations and information that is pertinent to that specific program.

Contact us

financialaid@esc.edu

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.

FAFSA Info

Code: 010286
Name: SUC Empire State College

TAP Codes

Undergraduate: 0913
Graduate: 5680 (for graduate students applying for Veteran Tuition Awards)

Announcements

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.

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