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.

Summer 2020 Financial Aid

Financial aid funding for the summer is available for matriculated Binghamton University undergraduate and graduate students who are in good academic standing. Students enrolled for at least six (6) credits during summer session may be eligible to use Federal Direct Student Loans, Federal Parent PLUS Loans and Private Loans to help finance the summer session. Pell-eligible students will receive the award automatically based on eligibility and enrollment. For more information, please visit our Summer Session webpage.

2020-21 Graduate Student Packaging Timeline

New and Returning Graduate students: financial aid award offer e-notifications will be sent to BU email accounts beginning mid-July 2020. Go to the Graduate Student Aid webpage for more information.

 *NEW* Financial Aid Office Servicing update:

Our office will be closed for business on Friday, July 3rd.

The following servicing options are offered in lieu of in-person contact: 

 General Inquiries*

Phone:  607-777-2428 or Zoom Link:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

 *Inquiries include but are not limited to FAFSA and NY state aid filing questions, questions about your financial aid package, federal work study, understanding loan responsibilities, federal verification requirements and other unsatisfied requirements on your account, or ensuring aid is credited to the bill, etc. 

Schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor*               

Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 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, and financial literacy, etc.

  • Email:
  • *NEW* Documents may be uploaded securely by visiting and clicking on Financial Aid Document Submission (helpful links section on the left). Scanned or attached documents will no longer be accepted via email.