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 Fall 2020 semester.

Fall 2020 Excelsior Scholarship Application

The Fall 2020 Excelsior Scholarship application is now open! Current recipients do not need to file a new Excelsior application, but must file a TAP application every year. To review eligibility requirements and complete your application, please click here. The deadline to apply is August 31.

Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reduced state revenues and the processing of new applications is pending on Federal assistance, which has been delayed since April. Excelsior Scholarship awards may have to be reduced and/or prioritized for current recipients as provided for under the program.

Fall 2020 STEM Incentive Application

The Fall 2020 STEM Incentive application is now open! The deadline to apply is August 15. Please click here to complete your application.

 *NEW* Financial Aid Office Servicing update:

The following servicing 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.   

 *Inquiries include but are not limited to FAFSA and NY state aid filing questions, questions about your financial aid package, federal work study, understanding loan responsibilities, federal verification requirements and other unsatisfied requirements on your account, or ensuring aid is credited to the bill, 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.

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, and financial literacy, etc.