Banner is the student information system used by SUNY Buffalo State. Banner is the central location where students register for classes, accept financial aid, view financial aid requirements, view hold on account, and pay their bill. Therefore, it is critical that students monitor Banner on a regular basis.
"Requirements" are actions that you must take before your aid eligibility can be determined and/or finalized. Requirements are displayed in Banner under "Eligibility Requirements".
To view your Financial Aid Award Letter in Banner, log in to Banner and then choose Financial Aid » Award » Award by Aid Year » Accept Award Offer » Print SUNY Award Letter PDF.
The video below explains how to interpret the award letter and how to estimate your out-of-pocket costs.
Students must accept/reduce/decline loans, work-study, and certain scholarships in Banner. Below is a video tutorial that documents the process. Additionally, you may review the pdf version of this.
Once all your financial aid requirements are completed, be sure to review the help page for your next steps.
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