Accepting Your Award


  • The College participates in the Quality Assurance Verification Program (QAP).
  • Students randomly selected to participate in QAP will be notified.
  • Applicants selected for the verification process will be required to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA, or they may choose to request a tax return transcript (PDF) from the IRS which can be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Changes in award(s) may result if application data was estimated or inaccurate.

Conditions of Award:

  • Federal and state funds awarded will be used solely for expenses related to the attendance at SUNY Potsdam.
  • Satisfactory academic progress, as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog, must be maintained.
  • Financial Aid Transcripts are required of entering transfer students only if requested by the Financial Aid Office.
  • Confirmed Federal Pell Grant, TAP, FSEOG, Federal TEACH Grant, Federal Perkins and Direct loans will be deferred against the College bill once all outstanding requirements are complete.
  • Scholarships, grants, and loans awarded by outside sources other than SUNY Potsdam must be documented for the Financial Aid Office for inclusion in the aid package.
  • Award offers must be accepted within 28 days or by the last day of classes of the enrollment term, whichever comes first.