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Financial Services for Enrolled Students

Student Financial Services encompasses financial aid and student accounts administration and services. We are here to help in-person, by email and phone for payment processing, account and application inquiries, document review and more.

Our customer service hours are Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., except Thursdays when the office opens at 9 a.m.

Federal Stimulus Grants to Students

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has awarded SUNY Plattsburgh funding for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing emergency grants to students.

For more information about the funding, distribution, policies, addendums and required disclosures of these emergency student grants, visit our Federal Stimulus Grants to Students page.

How is Aid Awarded?

There is a process to financial aid. Applying for, qualifying for, receiving and renewing financial aid involve many steps to take and guidelines to follow.

Registering for and successfully completing courses needed for your degree completion will help you maintain SAP for financial aid.

What is Aid-Eligible Coursework?

Full-time students must take at least 12 credits each semester that are aid-eligible. Aid-eligible means the credits are needed to fulfill degree completion requirements.

Financial Aid Rules

There are rules to getting and keeping financial aid while enrolled. And there are rules when enrollment ends during a semester. Follow the links below to learn more about the minimum academic progress requirements for financial aid and the process for returning funds when enrollment ends unexpectedly.

Tax Information

Eligible domestic students will receive an annual notification of eligible charges paid and credits received during the previous calendar year. This information may be used to identify and document eligibility for tax benefits for education. Canadian students can also receive tax information upon request. Learn more about how we provide tax information.

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