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 

Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration announced loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other loan borrowers.  To be eligible, borrower's annual income must be below $125,000 (individuals) and $250,000 (married couples/head of households).  Borrowers can view their loan balances and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at studentaid.gov.  Please visit studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/ and https://studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/one-time-cancellation for the most up-to-date information.

Note:  only federal loans disbursed prior to July 1, 2022 qualify for debt relief.

Student Loan Payment Pause Extended until December 31, 2022

No payments are required and no interest is accruing on federal student loans (even if students are not in repayment) through December 31, 2022 due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency. For more information please visit the following FSA website

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.