Below are forms you may need to fill out during the financial aid process. Completed forms may be faxed or mailed to SUNY Cortland’s Financial Aid Office.

2015-2016 Forms


There are several legitimate agencies and organizations that can assist students and their families in managing their financial aid and also in helping them protect themselves.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
(800) 433-3243

TAP — New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC)
(888) 697-4372 

Federal Direct Loans  and/or and/or


Student Loan Service Center (Perkins Repayment Center)
(518) 525-2626

Selective Service
(800) 772-1213

Social Security Administration
(800) 772-1213

U.S. Department of Education
(800) 872-5327

Veterans Administration (VA Benefits) 
(888) 442-4551

National Student Loan Database
(800) 872-5327

General Financial Aid Information and Calculators

Determine Which Verification Document You Need

To determine which verification form to download and print, please answer the following questions:

  1. Were you born before January 1, 1992?
  2. Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?
  3. Will you be working on a master's program during the school year 2015-2016?
  4. As of today are you married?
  5. Are you an orphan or ward of the court, or were you a ward of the court until age 18?
  6. Do you have any dependents (other than you children or spouse) who live with you and who received more than half of their support from you, now through June 30, 2016?

· If you answered no to all the questions, download the Dependent Verification Work Sheet (PDF).
· If you answered yes to any of the questions, download the Independent Verification Work Sheet (PDF).

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