Apply for Financial Aid

2017-2018 year financial aid forms are for Empire State College enrollments that begin on May 15, 2017 through enrollments that begin in March 2018.  Enrollments that begin in May 2018 or thereafter are considered to be part of the 2018-2019 financial aid year.

  • 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 2017-2018 was April 1, 2017. 
    Prior to completing the APTS application, please review the instructions for the year in which you are applying below:
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): information and 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

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 the 2017-2018 should apply for financial aid immediately. 

The application period for the New York State Excelsior Scholarship is now open for the spring 2018 term until December 4, 2017.

Students may also get a head start on applying for financial aid for 2018-2019 by submitting the FAFSA after October 1, 2017. 

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.

Take the Next Step

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.