Scholarships, Grants & Loans
Five out of six SUNY Plattsburgh students receive some form of financial aid. Aid is offered from federal, state, institutional and private programs.
- Scholarships typically are financial support based on academic merit or other criteria defined by the donor. Sometimes called “gift aid” scholarships usually do not have to be repaid. Qualifications often must be met for a recipient to receive a scholarship offer and, if renewable, renew the award. Learn more about our scholarship programs.
- Grants typically are support based on financial need or other criteria defined by the donor. Grants usually do not have to be repaid. Qualifications often must be met for a recipient to receive a grant and a new application might need to be filed each year (such as the annual FAFSA and TAP applications). Learn more about grant programs.
- Loans are money that is borrowed to help pay college costs with the expectation that you will repay that money (usually with interest charged) in the future. Most types of loans can be repaid once a student ceases attending college on at least a halftime basis. Interest rates and fees charged will vary by loan type, so it is important to research your loan options.
More Financial Aid Resources
- Graduate students — Explore financial aid for matriculated graduate students attending at least half-time in aid-eligible degree or certificate programs.
- Veterans — Learn about educational assistance programs available for eligible veterans and eligible dependents of veterans.
- International students — Find out about scholarships for international students.
- Current students — Earn money for college and boost your resume with a work-study or student job.