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COVID-19 Information


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


Summer Aid Application - available NOW!

Summer Book Deferments can be requested via the students Banner by clicking: "Student" on the Main Menu, then clicking "Online Textbook Deferment Request" 


Emergency Broadband Benefit Program - available May 12th

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 where required (i.e., classrooms, laboratories studios, etc.)
  • 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:           

  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Independence Day - Monday, July 5, 2021
  • 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


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

Aid Year 2020-2021 FAFSA - Use 2018 tax information (fall 2020/spring 2021)

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

Available as of Oct 1 2021: Aid Year 2022-2023 FAFSA - Use 2020 tax information (fall 2022/spring 2023)

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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