Paying for College With Assistance

Relevant to: students, faculty, staff




This handbook contains links to articles that will help students with self-service billing topics from tuition pricing, refunds, applying for and accepting financial aid (PELL, APTS and loans), making payments, 3rd party vouchers, etc.

Withdrawal Responsibilities:

Impact of Course Withdrawal - Any student considering withdrawing from courses should first discuss this decision and its impacts with their mentor.

Tuition and Fees:

How to Find the Cost of Tuition Table

Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships:

Apply for Financial Aid – Information on FAFSA and NYS awards (TAP, Excelsior Scholarship).

Apply for Scholarships – Refer to this link when checking the status of your scholarship applications and note their deadlines.

Apply for the NYS APTS grant – For Part Time registration only.

Refund Disbursement Selection:

Select Your Refund Preference with BankMobile Disbursements

Your Bill:

View Your Student Account Statement in TouchNet

Financial Aid Notifications and Messages:

Check Your Financial Aid Messages – private content of these messages requires that you log into MySUNYEmpire.

Outstanding Supplemental Financial Aid Requirements:

View Additional Requirements

If Selected for FAFSA Verification Requirement

Request Your Tax Return Transcript

Request a Verification of Non-Filing Letter from the IRS

Viewing and Accepting Your Award:

View Your Financial Aid Award and Accept Your Direct Loans

Complete Entrance Counseling and Sign the Master Promissory Note

Payment of Your Bill:

Make a Payment Sometimes financial aid does not cover the entirety of your tuition. Be sure to cover the balance to eliminate any risks of de-registration and prevent any holds restricting your account.

Changing Your Payment Method

Enroll in Time Payment Plan

How to Add and Authorized User


Contact your employer’s HR office or your Union for information on tuition assistance. Vouchers can be emailed to, faxed to (518) 580 4790, or mailed to:

Office of Student Accounts

111 West Ave.

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Special Condition and Professional Judgment Appeal – reserved for students whose current financial situation greatly differs from the W2s and taxes provided in their FAFSA.

eStatement Updates:

View Your Student Account eStatement


Request an Advance of Pending Excess Financial Aid


Access a Copy of Your 1098-T

Receive your 1098-T Electronically


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