BILLING AND FINANCIAL AID
NOTE: Effective Spring 2010, We're Going Green
All students, after enrolling for classes for the semester, will have their billing statement automatically generated on SOLAR. No paper billing statements will be printed or mailed. Instead, you will receive an e-mail notification regarding payment due dates and a link to SOLAR. You will be able to view your billing statement anytime by logging into SOLAR, navigating to the Student Financial Services menu, and clicking on the link for the "Account Summary/What Do I Owe?" page. You will be able to pay online with a credit card or e-check and enroll in the Time Option Payment Plan. Thanks for being a part of this effort to protect, conserve and improve our environment. Visit our GreenBill Program online for additional information.
• Check or money order
• Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express
• Time Option Payment Plan (TOPP)
Your check or money order should be made payable to Stony Brook University. Please put your name and student ID number on all checks, money orders, correspondence, and documents. Return your payment to P.O. Box 619, Stony Brook, NY 11790-0619.
You may also pay by credit card and e-check by accessing the SOLAR System. You will need your Stony Brook ID number and your password to access this payment option.
In addition, the University offers the TIME OPTION PAYMENT PLAN (TOPP), a program that allows you to make payments throughout the academic year. Questions concerning TOPP may be directed to the Office of Student Accounts, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at (631) 632-2455.
Financial Aid Procedures
Payments and Anticipated Aid
All students, after enrolling in classes, will be able to view their billing statement online through the SOLAR system. The billing statement will list University charges less any anticipated aid. Anticipated aid is entered in the student's account only after the financial aid award process has been completed by the student, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Services, and the appropriate agency (i.e., Higher Education Services Corporation). Only tuition, fees, campus room, and meal charges may be deferred by anticipated aid. If the current bill does not reflect anticipated aid, the student must pay the amount due by the date indicated. If financial aid is received after the bill is paid, the student will receive the refund.
Students who have not yet applied for financial aid, please note: To obtain consideration for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By completing this application, students will be considered for the following financial aid programs: Federal Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Education Opportunity Program (EOP), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work Study Program, Federal Perkins Loan, and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Application materials and information are available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or at the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Services.