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Financial Aid Deadlines

To apply for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Student Aid Payment Application (also known as the NY State Aid Application).  In order to process your financial aid eligibility in a timely manner we has imposed priority, target deadlines to complete your application(s).  We request that your applications and all outstanding requirements be completed by the deadlines so eligibility can be finalized and appear as "anticipated aid" on your student bill.  Students that have not finalized their aid eligibility prior to the billing due dates run the risk of being dropped from their courses.

The FAFSA and NY State Aid application become available October 1st of each year.  A new FAFSA and NYS State Aid application must be completed for each academic year in which you are attending.   Don't delay, apply today!

For more information regarding payment deadline and payment arrangements, please visit:  Student Accounts

Failure to fully completed your application by the priority deadline may delay awarding of your aid eligibility.  If you are unable to complete your requirements, or file late, a payment arrangement must be in place by the payment deadline or you may be dropped from your upcoming registered courses.

Priority Deadline for Fall semester

July 1st

Priority Deadline for Winter and/or Spring semester

December 1st

  • The Winter Session is attached to the Spring semester. If you are enrolled for 3 credits in winter, and 9 credits in Spring, you will be considered full time for aid purposes.
  • There are no book vouchers for Winter Session.

Priority Deadline for Summer Semester

May 1st

  • Summer is a cross-over period and has additional requirements. Visit Summer Financial Aid
  • Book vouchers are not available for Summer

Am I able to file after the priority deadline?

Yes.  However, you will need to be enrolled in a payment plan or pay in full while we process your aid eligibility to avoid being dropped from class.

Why is FAFSA and NYS telling me I have until June 30th?

Please check out "3 FAFSA Deadlines You Need to Know Now" for more information about the June 30th deadline.


Helpful Hints from Financial Aid

Answers to most questions can be found by visiting: Financial Aid.

Need help applying?  Visit Applying for Financial Aid

To be eligible for federal or state aid, you must be meeting our Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

Always file your applications, every year!

Looking for scholarships opportunities?  Visit SUNY Orange Foundation

Looking for NY State Aid Opportunities?  This includes: NYS TAP, Part Time TAP, Excelsior, Dream Act (DACA), State Scholarship & Grants. Visit Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

Are you a Veteran? Visit Veterans and Military Services

Who do I contact if I need help with filing my FAFSA and NY State Aid application?

For FAFSA assistance, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)

For NYS Aid,  contact Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

You can also contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@sunyorange.edu or 845-580-4884

I have not been accepted to the college yet. Can I still do a FAFSA?

Absolutely!  However, in order to access mySUNYOrange Student Portal to view your financial aid status, you will need to apply and be accepted to SUNY Orange.

For more information about, visiting Admissions

I was selected for Federal Verification.  Do I need to complete Verification before my aid is finalized?

Yes.  SUNY Orange has partnered with ProED to complete Federal Verification.

To learn more, visit Verification Process

Questions regarding the financial aid process, or requirements, should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at finaid@sunyorange.edu or by calling (845) 580-4884. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits certain information being disclosed to anyone but the student. For more information about Proxy Authorization and FERPA, visit the Financial Aid Website and select "Proxy Authorization and FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act"