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SUNY Cortland extends admission deadline


SUNY Cortland has extended its deadline for accepted students to commit to attend by paying their deposit for the fall semester until June 1, due to processing delays related to new federal financial aid forms.

The additional month gives students extra time to figure out their budget to make sure Cortland is the perfect fit, said Director of Admissions Jose Feliciano.

The change is consistent with SUNY Chancellor John King’s guidance for SUNY campuses to extend the universal deadline from May 1 until at least May 15 to make sure families have accurate financial aid information before making a final decision.

In December, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled a new, streamlined FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form for this year — leading to significant delays for students, families and campuses to receive information needed to create financial aid packages.

Although the deadline for submitting deposits has been extended, students who know they want to attend SUNY Cortland in the fall regardless of financial aid are urged to commit soon. Cortland received a record number of applications this year, and securing a spot earlier can be advantageous in selecting campus housing or registering for an early orientation session.