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 the Restarting Binghamton Plan for more information about the spring 2021 semester.

Fall 2021 Excelsior Scholarship Application

The Fall 2021 Excelsior Scholarship application opened on Monday, May 17th. The application will close on August 31st. Current recipients do not need to file a new Excelsior application, but must file a TAP application every year. To review eligibility requirements and complete your application, please click here.

COVID Emergency Relief Flexibilities Extended

No interest is accruing on federal student loans (even if students are not in repayment) through September 30, 2021 due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency. For more information please visit

Funding for the Summer Session

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. The summer loan request form is available at Pell eligible students will receive the award automatically based on eligibility and enrollment. For more information about financial aid for the summer session, please visit

2021-22 Financial Aid Processing Timeline

New and Returning Graduate Students: financial aid offer e-notifications will be sent to BU email accounts beginning mid-July 2021

*NEW* Financial Aid Office Services update:

Summer Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone:  607-777-2428


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, financial literacy, etc.

*NEW* Documents may be uploaded securely by visiting and clicking on Financial Aid and Student Records Document Submission (available links section on the left). Select "Financial Aid Documents" to identify the type of document you are submitting. Scanned or attached documents will no longer be accepted via email.