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NYS Excelsior Scholarship Application 

The Fall 2023 Excelsior Scholarship application is closed.  Click here to sign up to be notified when the Spring 2024 application is available. 


Book Deferments 

Normally, book deferments are available online two weeks prior to 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 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:



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

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

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.


Financial Aid Office Business Hours:

          Monday – Friday (except holidays)

          8:30am – 5:00pm 

You can reach a financial aid specialist:

Phone: 716-878-4902


In person in Moot Hall


Please stay safe and well


ALERT:  The release date for the 2024-25 FAFSA is delayed until  sometime in December rather than the typical October 1 date.  Due to sweeping new regulations, the Department of Education and schools must make significant programming changes to implement these regulations.  This means that award letters for 2024-25 will also be delayed.  The FAFSA Simplification page highlights the major changes student and families should be aware of. 

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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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