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Office of Financial Aid

COVID-19 Update June 10, 2020: SUNY Geneseo has been awarded funds from the federal CARES Act for the purpose of providing emergency financial aid grants to eligible students. To apply, students must complete the CARES application.

While the office is closed for in-person visits, we are still providing all services virtually. We hope to resume normal operations later in the spring. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please email or call (585) 245-5731. If you need to submit documents to our office, please fax them to (585) 245-5717 or use our SECURE upload process.

We help students and families navigate federal and state financial aid at every stage of the process, from application to graduation. We also provide counseling on budgeting, study abroad, and available aid programs.

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Recent News and Information

Need to speak to a Financial Aid Counselor?

While we are not scheduling in-person visits at this time, feel free to call 585-245-5731 or email to set up a virtual appointment. We are here to help!

What is the Status of the NYS Excelsior Scholarship?

We are still waiting for notification from New York State as to whether awards may be reduced and/or prioritized due to the dramatic reduction of state revenues caused by the pandemic. As we wait for further guidance, families that have applied for the Excelsior Scholarship have two options.

  1. Pay the balance in full and be reimbursed any excess payment resulting from an Excelsior Scholarship award.
  2. Enroll in a Geneseo payment plan and pay the first installment by the bill due date. If an Excelsior Scholarship is awarded, the remaining installments will be reduced or canceled depending on the scholarship amount.

CARES Student Emergency Fund

The application is now available for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act emergency grant.

Need to Apply for a Federal Parent (PLUS) Loan for 2020-21?

Now is the time to apply for a Federal Parent (PLUS) Loan for the next academic year. Click here for step by step instructions.

A New Way to Submit Documents to the Office of Financial Aid

If you need to submit documents to finalize your financial aid application, please use our SECURE upload process.This method is preferred over snail mail or email. 

Check Email and KnightWeb

Our office communicates with students primarily via email and KnightWeb. Students should check both regularly to stay on top of any missing requirements, requests for additional information, and updates to financial aid awards.

College Information and Student Right to Know

Find out important information about SUNY Geneseo, including campus-wide policies and procedures. 

Questions About Financial Aid?

Check out this video to learn more about financial aid at SUNY Geneseo.

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Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid

104 Erwin Hall
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY, 14454

Phone: 585-245-5731
Fax: 585-245-5717


Office Hours

While classes are in session:


8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

When classes are not in session (summer, winter, and spring breaks):


8 a.m.–4 p.m.