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HEERF II - Financial Aid Grants for Students

Similar to the CARES Act, Buffalo State received approval to award financial aid grants to students via a new allocation know as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II - Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (HEERF II -CRRSAA)

Students will apply for HEERF II grant during the spring 2021 semester via Banner. 

Application window TBD.

Monitor this website for updates.


Please do your part:


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 days:

               Monday, May 31, 2021

               Monday, September 6, 2021

Please stay safe and well.




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) 

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.


Excelsior Scholarship Spring Application is now available and closes on February 11, 2021


Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo Scholarship 2021-2022 - Deadline May 1 2020

Be considered for UP TO $6000, APPLY TODAY! 





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

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