Financial Aid

Alerts and Important Information

COVID-19 updates

CARES Act & HEERF: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Get the answers to frequently asked questions about the impact of COVID-19 on financial aid and scholarships.

Read the Restarting Binghamton Plan for more information about the spring 2021 semester.

Spring 2021 Excelsior Scholarship Application

The Spring 2021 Excelsior Scholarship application is now available at The application deadline is February 11th. Current recipients do not need to file a new Excelsior application, but must file a TAP application every year.

2021-22 Financial Aid Processing Timeline

New Fall Undergraduate 2021 Admits: financial aid offer e-notifications will be sent to a student's FAFSA email address beginning mid-February 2021

Returning Students: financial aid offer e-notifications will be sent to BU email accounts beginning mid-March 2021

New and Returning Graduate Students: financial aid offer e-notifications will be sent to BU email accounts beginning mid-July 2021

Winter Intersession

Binghamton University does not offer aid for the winter intersession. If the bill for the winter intersession is not paid by the student, the bill will roll onto the spring bill, at which time spring aid can be applied. If you have enough spring financial aid to cover both the winter and spring semester after the first spring payment due date, no late fees will apply for the winter intersession. Applying spring aid to the winter bill will reduce any potential spring refund.

*NEW* Financial Aid Office Services update:

The following service options are offered in lieu of in-person contact: 

General Inquiries

Phone:  607-777-2428 or Zoom Link:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.*

*On Thursday, January 14th, Zoom will be unavailable from 11:10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

*On Friday, January 15th, Zoom will be unavailable from 2:10 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.


Schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor*

Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*Appointments can be scheduled via phone or Zoom and are reserved for more private, confidential discussions that include but are not limited to financial hardships, special circumstance appeals, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals, financial literacy, etc.

*NEW* Documents may be uploaded securely by visiting and clicking on Financial Aid and Student Records Document Submission (available links section on the left). Select "Financial Aid Documents" to identify the type of document you are submitting. Scanned or attached documents will no longer be accepted via email.

Documents may also be placed in the drop box located outside our office. The drop box is available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.