Below are forms you may need to fill out during the financial aid process. Completed forms can be uploaded via the Document Submission Portal (instructions below under "Instructions and How-To Guides"). Forms can also be faxed or mailed to the SUNY Cortland Financial Aid Office.

Please allow up to 2 weeks to process all completed and returned documentation.

2018-2019 Aid Year Forms

(Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019)

Instructions and How to Guides

Other Resources

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)

TAP — New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC)

Federal Direct Loans and/or and/or



Student Loan Service Center (Perkins Repayment Center)

Selective Service

Social Security Administration

U.S. Department of Education

Veterans Administration (VA Benefits) 

National Student Loan Database

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:

2018-2019 Forms (PDFs)

(Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019)

Answer the following questions to determine which verification form to download:

  1. Were you born before January 1, 1995?
  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 2018-2019?
  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, 2019?

If you answered no to all the questions, select 1819 Dependent Verification Worksheet (PDF)

If you answered yes to any of the questions, select 1819 Independent Verification Worksheet (PDF)