Financial Aid Application Deadlines

The financial aid deadline is the date by which you must have all financial aid applications, additional financial aid requirements/documents and appeals submitted and any student loans accepted in order ensure the processing of your aid eligibility by the payment deadline.

The financial aid deadlines for 2020-2021 are as follows:

  • Summer 2020- April 9, 2020
  • Fall 2020- July 31, 2020
  • Spring 2021- December 1, 2020

Also, the priority deadline for federal campus-based aid including the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), New York State Aid for Part-Time study (APTS) and Empire State College grants and scholarships is April 1 prior to the start of the award year.

Financial aid files completed after the financial aid priority-deadline dates discussed above will be reviewed. However, our office cannot guarantee that financial aid will be processed before the payment due date.  Students in this situation should consider the college's payment plan.

Students who do not have sufficient funding or payment in place by the payment due date may lose their registered classes for the term. To avoid registration cancellation, please apply early so that we may determine your eligibility.

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 fall 2020 term, the deadline to have all financial aid applications, additional financial aid requirements/documents and appeals submitted and any student loans accepted is July 31, 2020 in order ensure the processing of your aid eligibility by the fall payment deadline.

For students planning to enroll beginning in summer 2020, fall 2020 or spring 2021, the 2020-2021 FAFSA application is now available to complete.

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.