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Binghamton University Scholarships

Criteria for Binghamton scholarships include many factors such as academic merit, donor preference, major, program participation and very often financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

Prospective students

Binghamton is fortunate in that we attract high quality students.  All students are reviewed for scholarships.  However, our scholarship base is competitive and highly selective just like our student body. 

  • 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, you'll be notified in your financial aid award offer and/or letter during the admission process.
  • Students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA - the federal form that determines eligibility for federal funding as well as financial need.  Binghamton's recommended filing date is January 1.   

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Current Binghamton students

Current students who have demonstrated their academic abilities at the University are good candidates for scholarships.  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 date of March 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 follow aid year.    

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International students

A limited number of scholarships are available via the admission process; however, students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions 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.

Interested in outside scholarship information? There are also many external scholarships opportunities available to students. 



Last Updated: 10/31/18