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Starting in July, academic year award packaging and notifications begin for continuing and graduate students with a valid FAFSA on file and no outstanding "To Do" list items.  Students will receive an e-mail to their Stony Brook e-mail address as well as a "To Do" on SOLAR when an award offer is made.   
Announcements & Deadlines

Summer financial aid packages have been awarded to students who have summer enrollment and no outstanding To Do List items on SOLAR. It is important to understand that receiving summer aid will very likely reduce your fall/spring award package. Please visit the Summer Aid link for further information. 

Study Abroad Information and Checklists are now available for the 15/16 academic year! Students planning to study abroad in the Summer 15 semester should submit their checklist as soon as possible. 

Parent PLUS Applications for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 are now available. Check out our Filling the Gap Calculators to determine the amount you should request to cover your charges.

Did you use estimated figures when filing the FAFSA? If so, update your information by utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). The IRS DRT electronically transfers your federal tax return information into your FAFSA. To view these simple steps, click here.

FSA ID Update: There is a new log-in process to access your accounts on federal websites including,, and Rather than using your SSN, DOB, and name to sign in, you will be prompted to create a username and password to authenticate your identity with a single sign-on process across these systems. If you require assistance with your FSA ID, please call 1-800-557-7394. 

Newly Accepted Freshman and Transfers: Be sure to check out our New Student Information link for helpful tools and resources, such as our Aid vs. Cost Calculator, to assist you on your path to becoming a Seawolf. 

15/16 FAFSA: Even though the priority deadline has passed, you can still submit an 15/16 FAFSA. Please complete the application at as soon as possible!

Check out the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA if you require assistance.

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