Avoiding Delays in the Financial Aid Process

We realize that applying for financial aid can be a complicated process, but remember that the SUNY Adirondack Financial Aid Office is here to assist you with this annual process. Start the process early - we recommend filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as you, and your spouse or parents, have completed your federal tax returns.  In order to have financial aid in place prior to the bill due date, students should file by June 1st for fall semester and December 1st for spring semester.  Read all materials thoroughly.  Respond to all requests for additional information.  Ask questions.

We have outlined some of the steps that could result in a delay in the processing of your aid application.  We encourage all students to monitor the status of their financial aid on their Self-Service Banner account.  In Banner you can: identify outstanding documents and/or requirements;  confirm receipt of submitted documents; view your financial aid awards; accept or decline offered financial aid (loans and/or work-study); and view how your financial aid has been applied to your semester bill (Note: be sure to select "Account Detail by Term" in the Student Accounts section of Banner and not "Account Summary by Term").

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