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Summer Aid

The Summer Aid Application is now available. Students who are only interested in Pell do not need to complete the application. All students who are registered for Summer and are eligible for Summer Pell will receive an award. Summer eligibility requirements can be found here.

NYS Excelsior Scholarship Application 

The 24-25 Excelsior application will be open from 5/23/24 - 8/31/24.

Book Deferments 

Normally, book deferments are available online two weeks before the semester and run through the end of the drop/add period to register.  

Only if a student is expecting a refund, can they request a book deferment.  A book deferment will reduce the amount of a student's refund by the amount requested. If a student is not expecting a refund, they are not eligible to request a book deferment.

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

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. 


FAFSA - Aid years run from July 1st (Fall) through June 30th (Spring) of the following year.

2023-2024 FAFSA - Use 2021 tax information (Fall 2023/Spring 2024)

2024-2025 FAFSA - Use 2022 tax information (Fall 2024/Spring 2025)

Processing Time: The federal processor will forward your information to our office 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 Buffalo State email regularly for updates.


Financial Aid Office Business Hours:

          Monday – Friday

          8:30 am – 5:00 pm 

Financial Aid Office Counter Hours:

          Monday - Friday (Starting May 17th)

          10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Phone: 716-878-4902




The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available. The FAFSA Simplification page highlights the major FAFSA changes students and families should be aware of.

For more information on completing the FAFSA, view the 2024-25 FAFSA Videos.


How to fix common FAFSA Errors 

  • Add a federal school code (Buffalo State is 002842)
  • Add a missing signature
  • Correct answer to "Direct Unsubsidized Loan Only"
  • Other changes

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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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