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Financial Aid

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.

Paying for Potsdam

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Stay Connected: Federal Student Aid on Facebook
The official Facebook page of the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid. For more information, go online.

Is it your first time applying for financial aid?
Check out the Federal Student Aid video about the FAFSA Form and FSA ID Tips for Parents.

What's New

  • Need help? Visit or call One Stop on the 4th floor of Raymond Hall between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). The office opens at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays.
  • View New York State Excelsior Scholarship Information
  • Reminder: It's time to file your FAFSA for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Go online for important information about completing your FAFSA.
  • There is still time to file your FAFSA for 2019-2020. We must receive your FAFSA at least two weeks before the end of classes to process a federal loan on your behalf.
  • Parent Loan: Are you a parent applying for a 2019-2020 Federal Direct Parent Loan? Parents may apply for 2019-2020 Parent PLUS Loans online..
  • Selected for Federal Verification? For more information, click here..

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.

Mission Statement

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.

College is a major investment. We are here to help!

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*Cash only, not including housing discounts and awards