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Free NYS Tuition Program - Excelsior Scholarship

The Excelsior Scholarship Application is available until July 21, 2017. For more information, visit the Excelsior page..


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

Announcements & Deadlines

We are starting to post aid (ie: SB Scholarships, TAP, Tuition Credits) for  17/18 award packages for continuing students who have a valid FAFSA on file. Be sure to check for outstanding To Do List items as this will cause a delay in your award package. You will receive a notification on SOLAR when your complete award package is ready to view. 

In order to enhance our security efforts, our office is no longer accepting 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. View our video, "What's New In Financial Aid" 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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