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Financial Aid

North Country Graduates

We invest in North Country High Schools Graduates. Our Scholarship Program creatively reduces residence hall costs, tuition and some provide funding for applied learning opportunities to experience more, without having the extra financial burden. Learn more.

New York State Residents

You worked hard in the classroom and it is time for that work to pay off! SUNY Potsdam has many ways to reward high achievers. Learn more about our scholarships.

Out of State/International Freshmen Students

We want your home away from home to be comfortable in all ways! Learn more about scholarships.

Transfer & Graduate Students

Scholarships are available for Transfer, Graduate and Continuing Students. Learn more.

Excelsior Scholarship Program

The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. Learn More.

North Country Graduates

We invest in North Country High Schools Graduates. Our Scholarship Program creatively reduces residence hall costs, tuition and some provide funding for applied learning opportunities to experience more, without having the extra financial burden. Learn more.

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Financial Aid Office to provide information and access to funding for students in the pursuit of a SUNY Potsdam education and degree. We deliver timely, accurate and transparent financial assistance to prospective, current and former students in a way that is both respectful of and sensitive to confidentiality and diversity. We foster fiscal responsibility for the SUNY Potsdam educational community and maintain the integrity of our programs in compliance with all federal and state regulatory requirements and college standards.

The Financial Aid Office is committed to helping you identify the financial resources for which you may be eligible. Our staff will assist you and your family in developing financial plans to pay for an extraordinary future investment - your college education.

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Quick Links

  • To complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
    Federal Title IV School Code: 002850
  • To complete your TAP application (New York State Tuition Assistance Program).
    Select SUNY Potsdam (SUC Potsdam)
  • Need to complete loan requirements (Promissory Note, Exit or Entrance Counseling)?
  • Need to complete a form (Status Change, Budget Adjustment and more)?
  • Expecting a refund?
    Refunds are processed by the Student Accounts Office on the 4th floor of Raymond Hall.
  • Financial Aid not showing up on your bill?
    Check here before you pick up the phone.

“Getting a full scholarship was the biggest day of my life… I thought my big brothers were playing a joke on me.  My father and I read and re-read the e-mail over and over.  It was an awesome day, that’s for sure!”   

Michael Gerard Draper
Class of 2011
Malcolm and Sylvia Rury Boyce Scholarship Recipient