Welcome to the Empire State College Financial Aid office.

Announcement: Remember to actively accept your student loans if you have received an award letter! 

In order to process your financial aid eligibility by the spring term payment due date, you must have all applications in and any additional financial aid requirements/documents submitted and any student loans accepted by the deadline date of December 6, 2019. 

In order to process your financial aid eligibility by the fall term payment due date, you must have had all applications in and any additional financial aid requirements/documents submitted and any student loans accepted by the deadline date of July 31, 2019. 

Wondering how to pay for your studies at Empire State College? Have questions about scholarships, loans and other kinds of aid? Start with our Introduction and FAQs page to review our Step by Step Guide to Financial Aid. You'll find the help and answers you need here.

New York State Dream Act

The Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act opens the doors of higher education to thousands of undocumented students, providing access to the new Excelsior Scholarship, the Tuition Assistance Program, as well as other state‐administered scholarships that were not previously available to them to support their higher education costs.  If you attended or graduated from a NYS high school, attended an approved NYS high school equivelency program, or received a NYS equivelency diploma, you may be eligible for New York State financial aid.  For more information on determining eligibility and to apply, please visit NYS Higher Education Services Corporation's Dream Act.

New York State Excelsior Scholarship

For information regarding the New York State Excelsior Scholarship please visit New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, or view a list of Excelsior Scholarship FAQs.

Contact Us

financialaid@esc.edu

Fax: 518-580-4863

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 Associate: 0916

Undergraduate Bachelor's: 0913

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

Announcements 

If you are attending the spring 2020 term, you must have all financial aid applications, additional financial aid requirements/documents and appeals submitted and any student loans accepted by the deadline of December 6, 2019 in order ensure the processing of your aid eligibility by the spring payment deadline.

Students planning attending summer 2019, fall 2019 or spring 2020 must apply for aid by submitting the 2019-2020 FAFSA.

For students planning to enroll beginning in May 2020 or thereafter, the 2020-2021 FAFSA application is now available beginning October 1!

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files on this site. If Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you can download it for free from Adobe's site. If you are still unable to view the file, please contact us at financialaid@esc.edu or call 800-847-3000.

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Ready to advance your education and career? There’s no time like the present. Apply now, or learn more about SUNY Empire at one of our information sessions.