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 .

Just announced 1/24/2023:  Newly Endowed $25 Million Undergraduate Scholarship Programs Begin Fall Semester 2023

Thanks to a generous anonymous family, 25 incoming undergraduate students per year will receive scholarships until the program reaches a steady state of 100 scholarships awarded.  Click Scholarship news for more information. 

Financial aid award offers for 2023-24 & timeline

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 beginning mid-February for fall 2023 admission.

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

Spring 2023 Excelsior Scholarship Application Open!

The spring 2023 Excelsior Scholarship application is now open. Applicants should visit the NYS HESC Excelsior Scholarship Program website for information and to apply. Applications must be received by midnight on February 9, 2023.

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

Spring 2023 Hours

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

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