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Free NYS Tuition Program - Excelsior Scholarship

Families can register to be contacted as soon as the Excelsior Scholarship Application becomes available. For more information, click here.


We will continue to provide clarification as we receive additional information from NY State and SUNY. 

Announcements & Deadlines

Check your To Do List for any outstanding items for the 2017 aid year-The last day to submit any documentation for the 2016/2017 aid year is Friday, May 12th

To enhance our security efforts, our office is no longer accepting requested documentation as an e-mail attachment.  We can accept documentation via paper mail, fax, SOLAR Upload, or in person. We recommend using the "Upload Document" feature in your SOLAR To Do List (when available) for secure and faster processing.

The 17/18 FAFSA is available! You will use your 2015 tax information to complete this application. Click here to find out what else is new for the 17/18 academic year. Although the priority deadline to be considered for campus based aid including Federal Work Study and SEOG was February 15th, you can still file an application to be considered for other federal aid. Check out the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA if you require assistance.

Do you have an estimated TAP Award?  Students who have an estimated TAP Award need to check their account on HESC to verify they have a TAP application on file with Stony Brook's school code (0875).  Estimated awards are NOT anticipated toward your bill!

Did you receive a notification saying you were selected for verification? If your To Do List is requesting tax documentation with your verification worksheet, please note we can no longer accept copies of tax returns! Please order a tax return transcript at

Get On Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program- Students who have earned their bachelor's degree in or after the 2014-15 academic year may be eligible for this NYS program, which provides up to 24 months of federal student loan debt relief. Please visit the HESC website for more information. 

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