Financial Aid

Alerts and Important Information

COVID-19 updates

CARES Act & HEERF: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Get the answers to frequently asked questions about the impact of COVID-19 on financial aid and scholarships.

Read more information about the Restarting Binghamton Plan.

Spring 2022 NYS Excelsior Scholarship Application Open Now

The New York State Excelsior Scholarship application in now open for Spring 2022.  The deadline to apply is March 7, 2022.
The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. The program covers tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students. For the 2021-22 academic year, families who earned $125,000 or less in the tax year 2019 are eligible to apply.

2022-23 FAFSA Now Available

The 2022-23 FAFSA opened on October 1st. Please visit to submit your FAFSA. The recommended filing deadline is January 1st for new students and March 1st for current undergraduates and all graduate students. 

2022-23 Financial Aid Processing timeline

New fall 2022 admits - Financial Aid award notifications will be sent to a student's email address listed on the 2022-23 FAFSA, beginning mid-February 2022.  

Returning undergraduate students - Financial Aid award notifications will be sent to a student's Binghamton email address, beginning mid-March 2022.

New and returning graduate students - Financial Aid award notifications will be sent to a student's Binghamton email address, beginning early July 2022.   

Important Information for Student Veterans

The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. To view and print a copy of an estimated personalized cost of attendance you can visit the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator and select Binghamton University from the dropdown. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site. 

COVID Emergency Relief Flexibilities Extended

No interest is accruing on federal student loans (even if students are not in repayment) through May 1, 2022 due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency. For more information please visit

Financial Aid Office servicing and hours:

Spring Hours of Operation 

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for walk-in service

Monday – Thurs, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for phone service at 607-777-2428


Schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor*

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Appointments can be scheduled via phone or Zoom and are reserved for more private, confidential discussions that include but are not limited to financial hardships, special circumstance appeals, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals, financial literacy, etc.