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COVID-19 Information


NYS Excelsior Scholarship Application 

The application process for the fall has passed.  It should be available to apply again prior to the spring semeseter.

Book Deferments 

Normally, book deferments are available online two weeks prior to the semeseter 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 students 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. 

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
  • Thanksgiving Weekend - November 25 & 26, 2021

Note:  The Financial Aid Office is open regular hours on Veteran's Day holiday, November 11 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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