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Binghamton University Scholarships

Essentially, scholarships are free money – a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid.

Binghamton University is fortunate in that we attract high quality students.  All of our incoming students are at the top of their class and our scholarship base is competitive and highly selective just like our student body.  Criteria used for Binghamton scholarships vary and include many factors including academic merit, donor preferences, majors, program participation and very often financial need, as determined by the FAFSA. 

Newly admitted students should file the FAFSA no later than February 1 to be considered.  Most scholarships at Binghamton are awarded in the spring for the following aid year, and do not require an additional application.

If awarded a scholarship, students will be notified via their financial aid award offer and/or letter during the admission process.     

Decker School of Nursing Scholarships
Harpur College Scholarships
Graduate School of Education Scholarships
College of Community and Public Affairs Scholarships
School of Management Scholarships
Watson School of Engineering Scholarships

University-wide Scholarships

Most donors choose to reserve their scholarship funding for returning students who have demonstrated their academic abilities at the university. Regardless, all students are automatically reviewed for scholarship eligibility if they have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Typically the only other qualification is to have a current FAFSA on file by our recommended filing deadline of April 1 each year, although a few of the scholarships for returning students may also require an additional application. These applications are usually available in early spring semester for scholarships to be given the following aid year.   

International students

A limited number of scholarships are available via the admission process; however, students should contact  International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) for more information.  Financial Aid Services is only able to provide funding to qualified U.S. citizens, permanent residents or other eligible non-citizens.  

Graduate students

A limited number of scholarships are awarded to graduate students. Graduate students may apply for graduate assistantships or fellowships through their respective academic departments. In most cases, the assistantship also includes a tuition scholarship, which is paid by the department for a specific number of credit hours. 

Since the tuition scholarship is a financial resource, it must be included in the financial aid package and may affect the amount of Federal Direct Loan for which the student is eligible.  

Review more information about funding and the Graduate School.

Last Updated: 4/6/16