The following eligibility requirements must be met before you can receive any type of financial assistance. Additionally, some forms of federal, state and institutional awards have specific criteria – please review SUNY Cortland Financial Aid Terms and Conditions for more information.
Eligibility for financial aid depends on your expected family contribution determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the student's year in college, enrollment status (full-time or part-time), and the cost of attendance to attend SUNY Cortland.
The cost of attendance used by the Financial Aid Office is an estimate of direct/billed costs of tuition and fees along with room and meals (if residing in college owned housing), as well as indirect/non-billed expenses such as estimates for books/supplies, personal expenses and transportation. Your actual charges may vary depending on living arrangement (on or off campus).
For the 2021-2022 aid year the SUNY Cortland COA for full-time students includes estimated costs for the following:
Personal Expenses $2135
Please visit the Student Accounts website for tuition rates for the 2021-22 aid year broken down by undergraduate/graduate, resident/non-resident, and living on/off campus.
Additionally, to be eligible for financial aid, including student loans, students must first meet certain eligibility requirements as well as maintain satisfactory academic progress. General eligibility requirements are listed below.
Several individual awards such as the Federal TEACH Grant and Federal Direct Student Loans have additional eligibility requirements. Individual award eligibility requirements are listed on the types of aid page.