NYS Excelsior Scholarship

  • Binghamton University is awaiting complete details to be released. 
  • Please click here for information from the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).
  • The SUNY FAQ webpage offers additional information for students and families.

2017-18 Student Loan Interest Rates (effective July 1, 2017)

  • Federal subsidized/unsubsidized loans: 4.45%.
  • Graduate unsubsidized loans: 6%.
  • Parent and graduate PLUS loans: 7%. 

IRS Data Retrieval Tool Nonfunctional Until Next FAFSA Season

  • The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows students and parents to transfer tax information directly to the FAFSA, will remain unavailable until the start of the next FAFSA season, according to the Department of Education (ED). 
  • To fill out a FAFSA, you can manually input your tax information. Remember, if you're filling out the 2017-18 FAFSA form, your 2015 tax information is required (not 2016).
  • Students and parents who provide 2015 tax information may submit a signed copy of their 2015 federal tax return.

2017-18 Parent PLUS Loans 

  • The 2017-18 Parent PLUS loan application is now available. To apply, go to https://studentloans.gov.
  • Approvals will be available on BU BRAIN Self-Service beginning mid-May.
  • For more detailed information regarding the Parent PLUS Loan, please visit our Parent PLUS Loan webpage.

Last Updated: 5/17/17