As a premier public university, Binghamton welcomes applications from students with diverse backgrounds. We understand that some students may face circumstances that make them unable to pay their application fee. Therefore, Binghamton is able to accept specific application fee waivers for students who meet certain criteria demonstrating economic need. Note: International students are not eligible.
Fee waivers are accepted for students who meet at least one of the following indicator of economic need:
- Student has received or is eligible to receive an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver.
- Student is enrolled in or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program (FRPL).
- Student’s annual family income falls within SUNY’s Educational Opportunity Program Economic Eligibility Guidelines
- Student is enrolled in a federal, state or local program that aids students from low income families (e.g. TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
- Student’s family receives public assistance.
- Student lives in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or is homeless.
- Student is a ward of the state or an orphan.
Students who do not meet one of the above, pre-approved criteria, but have extenuating circumstances should submit the NACAC fee waiver form. Counselors should check the box marked “other” and students must provide us with a detailed explanation including proof of financial circumstances or family income. This may be a copy of the 1040 or FAFSA report. Contact us if you are unsure what to submit. These will be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Binghamton accepts the following fee waivers for transfer students:
SUNY waives the $50 application fee for up to seven college choices for transfer students graduating with an AA or AS degree from a SUNY or CUNY two-year college who apply directly to State University four-year colleges for baccalaureate programs.
Fee waivers accepted by Binghamton:
Veteran/Military and Military-Connected Students
Fee waivers accepted by Binghamton below. Important note: The required supporting materials depend on the status of the applicant (dependent child, spouse, veteran, active-duty service member or National Guard or Active Reserve member).
If your request for a fee waiver is denied, follow these instructions to pay your application fee.
Mail a check or money order for $50 USD to The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Binghamton University, PO Box 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902
If you used The Common Application, log in and pay your fee online or mail a check or money order for $50 USD to The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Binghamton University, PO Box 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902
If you use the Coalition Application, mail a check or money order for $50 USD to The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Binghamton University, PO Box 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902
If you applied using the SUNY Application your application will not be sent to Binghamton until full payment or authorized fee waiver is received by the SUNY Application Services Center. For more information, review the Application Fee Questions section
Mail SUNY payments and fee waivers to The State University of New York, Application Services Center, PO Box 22007, Albany, NY 12201-2007
Additional application-fee payment option (Common Application and Coalition Application only)
Log into your status checker and follow the "Application Fee Payment" link on your checklist.