Scholarships are free money – a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid.

All students who apply and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -- the federal form that’s used to determine the amount a family should be able to pay for college – are considered for scholarships at Binghamton.

Binghamton is fortunate in that we attract high quality students. All of our incoming students are at the top of their class and our scholarship base is competitive and highly selective just like our student body. Criteria used for Binghamton scholarships include many factors such as academic merit, donor preferences, majors, program participation and very often financial need, as determined by the (FAFSA).


Students of exceptional achievement may be selected upon admission to Binghamton for one of three types of significant four-year scholarship commitments: President’s Scholarship, Provost’s Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship. There is no application process; awards are competitive and vary in amount. Full-time enrollment and minimum grade-point-averages are required to maintain eligibility.

Binghamton University Achievement Scholarship

  • Twenty incoming first-year students receive a scholarship of $10,000 per year for up to four years of study, so long as the scholarship recipient maintains a specified GPA.
  • Five incoming first-year students will receive a scholarship up to the in-state full cost of attendance (approximately $30,000) per year for up to four years of undergraduate study, so long as the scholarship recipient maintains a specified GPA.
  • There is no separate application process; all applications are automatically considered

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Scholarships for New York state residents

Excelsior Scholarship Program

We're excited to be a part of the Excelsior Scholarship program, a scholarship that makes Binghamton tuition-free for many New Yorkers.

Details and application are managed by the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). For more information, including the Excelsior Scholarship Fact Sheet, FAQs and "Tip Sheet" for completing the application, visit the HESC website.

STEM scholarships

The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10 percent of students in each New York state high school if they pursue a STEM degree in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields.