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.

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

2017-2018  Aid Year Forms (PDFs)

(Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018)

Instructions and How to Guides (PDFs)

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:

2017-2018 Forms (PDFs)

(Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018)

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

  1. Were you born before January 1, 1994?
  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 2017-2018?
  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, 2018?

If you answered no to all the questions, select 1718 Dependent Verification Work Sheet

If you answered yes to any of the questions, select 1718 Independent Verification Work Sheet