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Binghamton University Scholarships

Scholarship awards vary among every State University of New York (SUNY) campus, and are based upon individual institutional funding sources. Most of Binghamton University's scholarship funding is made available thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends. Binghamton University is fairly "young," having been in existence only since 1946, and therefore our scholarship base is competitive and highly selective, just as our student body is. All of our incoming students are "top of their class" during high school; unfortunately, limited available scholarship dollars requires us to give priority to students who also demonstrate financial need.

Since most Binghamton University scholarships are need-based, students must file the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than February 1 to be considered. Most scholarships at Binghamton are awarded in the early spring for the following fall/spring semesters and do not require an additional application. If awarded a scholarship you will either be notified via your financial aid award offer or be notified via a revision to your financial aid offer if selected by a committee.

Incomplete or invalid FAFSA could eliminate a student from scholarship consideration.

Decker School of Nursing Scholarships
Harpur College Scholarships
Graduate School of Education Scholarships
College of Community and Public Affairs Scholarships
School of Management Scholarships
Watson School of Engineering Scholarships

University-wide Scholarships

Some departments choose to reserve their scholarship funding for returning students who have demonstrated their academic abilities at the university. Regardless, all students are automatically reviewed for scholarship eligibility if they have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Typically the only other qualification is to have a current FAFSA on file, although a few of the scholarships for returning students may also require an additional application. These applications are usually available in early spring.

International students interested in attending Binghamton University should review what help may be offered through the Office of International Student & Scholar Services. Financial Aid Services is only able to provide funding to qualified U.S. citizens, permanent residents or other eligible non-citizens. Our office does not offer scholarships or awards for international students; however, some lenders may provide alternative education loans to international students who are able to provide a co-signer who meets the citizenship criteria. Current international students are encouraged to review these funding options.

Graduate students
A limited number of scholarships are awarded to graduate students. Graduate students may apply for graduate assistantships or fellowships through their respective academic departments. In most cases, the assistantship also includes a tuition scholarship, which is paid by the department for a specific number of credit hours. 

Since the tuition scholarship is a financial resource, it must be included in the financial aid package and may affect the amount of Federal Direct Loan for which the student is eligible. The Financial Aid Services Office will adjust your aid package accordingly.

We will note an estimated tuition scholarship amount for returning graduate students who received tuition scholarships in the previous year. All tuition scholarships noted on the award offer denote the value of full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits), even if the student is enrolled for fewer than 12 credits but certified by the Graduate School as full time.

Click here for more information about funding and The Graduate School.

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Last Updated: 1/15/14