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 Binghamton University's COVID fall 2022 guidance .

Student Debt Relief suspended until further notice, no longer accepting applications

Please visit the following Federal Student Aid website for more details.

Student Loan Payment Pause Extended Again 

No payments are required and no interest is accruing on federal student loans (even if students are not in repayment) until the U.S. Department of Education is permitted to implement the debt relief program or the litigation is resolved. Per the Department of Education, "Payments will restart 60 days later. If the debt relief program has not been implemented and the litigation has not been resolved by June 30, 2023 – payments will resume 60 days after that." For more information: FSA website

Financial aid award offers for 2023-24

All admitted students, who filed a FAFSA and had it sent to Binghamton University, will receive an e-notification financial aid award offer to the email listed on the FAFSA.  The email will be sent from Financial Aid Services in November for spring admission and late February for fall admission.

Our recommended FAFSA filing date is January 1 for new students, and March 1 for returning students.

Financial Aid Office Servicing and Hours:

Fall 2022 Hours of Operation 

Walk-in service, Admissions Center 112:  Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Phone service, 607-777-2428:  Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Email:  finaid@binghamton.edu  

When to call/email the office:

  • General financial aid or eligibility questions
  • Loan adjustments
  • Discuss additional loan/funding options
  • Check receipt of documents/FAFSA

Schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor*:  Financial Aid counselor appointment

Appointment hours:  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.  

Financial aid counselors are also available on a walk-in basis during the hours listed above.   

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. 

The SUNY Financial Aid Plan (FAP) will provide a more in-depth analysis and accurate picture of student costs once the student has filed their FAFSA, completed a SUNY application, and has been accepted by a campus.