New Student Information
Funding your education is one of the most important investments you will make to prepare for your future.
We at Stony Brook University are committed to providing our students with the assistance to explore all funding options available. We hope that the resources provided will give you and your family the tools necessary to succeed at Stony Brook University.
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Admitted Student Timeline:
was my fafsa received?
We will send an e-mail to notify you that we received your FAFSA. We typically begin this process in December for all student's who have included Stony Brook's school code on their application: 002838.
Did I miss anything?
We will let you know! If you did, we will add an item to your SOLAR To Do List. Many To Do List items are asking you to submit additional documentation. If this is the case, we recommend submitting the document to us via SOLAR. Please watch our SOLAR Upload tutorial if you need assistance.
Will I receive a merit based scholarship?
All freshman are evaluated for merit based scholarships (no applications are required). Recipients will be notified via-email.
Where is my financial aid award package?
In order to receive an award package, we must have a valid FAFSA on file. Additionally, you cannot have any outstanding To Do List items.
A To Do List item will be assigned and viewable in SOLAR informing you that your awards are ready to view/accept.
Award packaging typically begins mid-March for all incoming freshman and transfer students not taking classes in the Health Sciences Center.
Students who are taking classes in the Health Sciences Center should receive their award packages in June if their program begins in July. Students beginning in the Fall semester will receive their award packages in July.
How is my financial aid applied to my bill?
Accepted financial aid will appear as anticipated aid against your university bill, with the exception of estimated awards and Federal Work Study. Financial aid will disburse directly into your student account. Financial aid disbursed in excess of university charges will result in a student refund. For more information, please visit our " Aid and Your Bill" page.
Frequently Asked Questions
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