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.
Academic Eligibility Requirements:
General Eligibility Requirements:
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), specific course fees and enrollment status.
For the 2023-2024 aid year the SUNY Cortland COA for full-time undergraduate students includes estimated costs for the following:
Personal Expenses $2250
Please visit the Student Accounts website for tuition rates for the 2023-2024 aid year broken down by undergraduate/graduate, resident/non-resident, and living on/off campus.
General eligibility requirements are applicable to all types of financial aid, however each source of funding has additional eligibility requirements. Individual award eligibility requirements are listed on the types of aid page.