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$2,000 Cardinal Transfer Grant – One-year Grant


Looking to transfer to SUNY Plattsburgh from a community college? You may be able to lower your costs at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Cardinal Transfer Grant


If you transfer directly to SUNY Plattsburgh from an eligible institution, you could receive a Cardinal Transfer Grant.

Eligibility Details

  • Transfer to SUNY Plattsburgh from one of the following community colleges with 57 or more credits: Dutchess, Hudson Valley, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk or Westchester.
  • Most recent college attended must be one of the seven qualifying community colleges listed above.
  • Must be a first-time SUNY Plattsburgh student.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen who pays the in-state tuition rate.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale based on coursework taken at all previously attended colleges.
  • Pay a $250 admissions deposit to enroll as a transfer student.
  • Attend full-time at SUNY Plattsburgh’s main campus beginning in August 2018, taking 12 or more credits.
  • The grant of $2,000 is deducted from non-tuition educational costs during the first year only. That's $1,000 per semester. The grant will not be renewed in future years.


Other notes: Students who transfer with between 1 and 23 credits of post-secondary coursework are evaluated for freshman scholarship levels before being considered for transfer scholarship levels. Students who need to withdraw may maintain eligibility under certain circumstances.

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