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COVID-19 Information


NYS Excelsior Scholarship Application is now available!  Click here for more information.


Fall 2021 Book Deferments are now available 

Path via Banner to apply:    Banner -> Student -> Online Textbook Deferment Request

**Students can only request a book deferment IF they are showing a REFUND balance in Banner.  The book deferment will reduce their refund by the amount requested.


Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a May 12 start date for its Emergency Broadband Benefit Program that aims to provide subsidies for students struggling to pay for internet amid the pandemic. 


Please do your part:

  • If vaccinated, wear a mask inside all campus buildings
  • Unvaccinated individuals and those of unknown status must wear a mask at all times.
  • Maintain a 6-foot distance
  • COVID-19 safety procedures on campus


Financial Aid Office Business Hours:

          Monday – Friday (except holidays)

          8:30am – 5:00pm 

  • Our walk-up customer service window is open during regular business hours, listed above.


Additionally, the office will be closed on the following holidays:           

  • Labor Day - Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Columbus Day - Monday, October 11, 2021
  • Veteran's Day - Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Weekend - November 25 & 26, 2021

Please stay safe and well.


New Video Help - Filing a FAFSA

Completing the FAFSA via Mobile App


FAFSA -  Aid years run from July 1st (fall) thru June 30th (spring) of the following year.

Aid Year 2021-2022 FAFSA - Use 2019 tax information (fall 2021/spring 2022)

Aid Year 2022-2023 FAFSA - Use 2020 tax information (fall 2022/spring 2023) - Available Oct 1st

Processing Time: The federal processor will forward your information to our office in about 5-10 business days after you submit your financial aid application online. Please allow time for the application to be submitted to the office to be reviewed. Students should monitor Banner and their BSC email regularly for updates.









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Financial Aid Office

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Moot Hall 230
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4902 •  Fax: (716) 878-4903

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