Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Application process

  • File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Oct. 1.
  • When you apply for the FAFSA you will create your FSA ID — a username and password — that you will use to log in and electronically sign your form. Record this FSA ID.
  • New York State residents should file their TAP application online during the same session as the FAFSA form. If not, you will need to do so on the NYS Higher Education Services (HESC) Corporation website
  • Once you have been accepted to SUNY Cortland you will be mailed instructions explaining how to sign onto MyRedDragon to view your financial aid eligibility.

Complete all outstanding requirements on your myRedDragon account

  • You will be notified via myRedDragon by the Financial Aid Office when your award letter is available. Review and accept/decline your financial aid on myRedDragon.
  • Complete any other outstanding requirements listed on myRedDragon.

Starting in July

School codes


Federal School Code: 002843


Undergraduate: 0910