Office of Financial Aid
The 2017-2018 FASFA will be available on October 1
In an effort to simplify the financial aid application process, the Department of Education will make the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available on Oct. 1, 2016. Renew your FAFSA for the upcoming year at fafsa.ed.gov.
Applicants will use tax information from income earned two years earlier, instead of last year's income. The change eliminates the guesswork of estimating your tax information when you complete your FAFSA prior to completing your taxes.
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which eliminates the need for you to have your tax documents on hand by electronically transferring your tax return information from the IRS to your FAFSA, will also be available to most applicants.
Register Now for SUNY Financial Aid Day!
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Two sessions available!
- Aug. 29, 2016: New York State High School Transcript Deadline. Students seeking New York State financial aid awards must have a final official high school transcript from a United States high school, or its equivalent, on record on or before this date. Students seeking federal financial aid must have a final official high school transcript or 24 transferred credit hours on record before the end of your first term at UB.
- Sept. 6, 2016: Financial Aid Census Date. Eligibility for several financial aid awards will be determined by how many credit hours you are registered for by Sept. 6, 2016.
- Sept. 6, 2016: Students seeking NY State financial aid awards (including TAP, STEM, and Scholarships) must be meeting full-time study, matriculation, approved program and tuition liability requirements BEFORE Sept. 6, 2017.
- Sept. 7, 2016: Students with 60 or more earned credit hours must be accepted into a major BEFORE Sept. 7, 2016 if seeking NY State financial aid awards.
- Sept. 25, 2016: Accept your Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and/or PLUS Loans by Sept. 25, 2016 to take advantage of the lower origination fees. A small increase in origination fees will go into effect on October 1. First-time borrowers must also complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling prior to Sept. 25.
Reminders and News
Complete Your HUB To Do List Requirements! Check your HUB To Do List and complete any outstanding requirements. Your financial aid may be held until all checklist items are satisfied.
A FERPA form must be on file before financial or academic information can be shared with a third party (including parents!). Students can submit a FERPA form in person to the Office of Financial Aid or the Student Response Center with valid ID.
Check your UB email often! Our office sends several emails to the general student population throughout the course of the year to make sure you have all the information you need.
Information is subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state and/or institutional rules and regulations. Students must complete a FAFSA every year. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive financial aid.
Last updated: September 27, 2016 12:03 pm EST
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