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Understanding Eligibility for Financial Aid

A college education is an investment in your future.

We understand that funding a college education takes careful planning and requires exploring and tapping into a variety of financial resources. Binghamton University is ranked a top value in the nation, Kiplinger’s and The Princeton Review, and Financial Aid Services is committed to helping students and their families make college as affordable as possible. Recognizing the wealth of talent in all of our students, priority is given to those students who demonstrate financial need.


Who is eligible?

You and your family are making an important investment in your education and you deserve to have all the information about what financial resources are available in order to make the best financial decision. Financial aid is any source of funds available to help students pay for their college education. Most assistance is in the form of grantsloans and employment, and is most often awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

At Binghamton, we make all our undergraduate admission decisions without regard to family income, and all students are eligible to receive some form of financial aid assistance.


International students and financial aid

As a public university, Binghamton University is able to offer an elite education at a fraction of the cost of U.S. private schools. International students are not eligible for federal/state funding, however, we encourage you to refer to the information maintained by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS) which may be helpful to you.

If a student visa is required to enroll, international students must submit an International Student Financial Statement (pdf, 110 KB) and an official bank statement verifying their ability to meet all education and living expenses for the first year of study.

Current students are encouraged to review these funding options maintained by the Office of International Students and Scholar Services.

Last Updated: 6/19/15