Office of Financial Aid

From application to graduation, we are here to help students and families navigate federal & state financial aid processes, in addition to providing counseling on budgeting, study abroad, and available aid programs.

The 2018-19 FAFSA & NYS TAP applications are now available!

School Codes - FAFSA: 002845 TAP: 0920 (SUC Geneseo)

The New York State Excelsior Scholarship application is scheduled to open Monday, March 26th at 9:00am and will close on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:59pm. New recipients are required to submit an application for eligibility.

The Summer 2018 Financial Aid Application is available ONLINE only. For details, please go to Applications must be submitted by July 10th.

You must complete a separate work study application, if you wish to apply for summer work study.

2018-19 Dates & Events

Recommended 2018-19 FAFSA Filing Dates: 

Fall 2018 Admitted Students- February 1, 2018

Returning Students & All Graduate Students- February 1, 2018

Financial Aid Award Information is available NOW on KnightWeb for 2018-19!

** Summer 2018 Financial Aid Application available NOW ** Details available at

Understanding Your Financial Aid Awards 2018-2019

Important Next Steps and Planning Worksheet for New Students

Check your financial aid status via KnightWeb

Look for outstanding financial aid requirements: 

Look for the "My Eligibility" box under the Financial Aid section of KnightWeb. Select "Student Requirements" to check for missing documentation. Most items will include a link, if you need to complete a form or go to another website. 

If borrowing loans, did you accept them? 

To view/accept your federal student loans, go to "My Award Information" and select "Award By Aid Year." Once you select "2018-19" and submit, another row of options appears below the main tabs. Select "Accept Award Offers" to review and accept any aid that is in "Offered" status (Loans and/or Work-Study). 

Don't worry about any estimated grants right now... we know you want those! Estimates change to Actual awards as we confirm eligibility and receive information from outside agencies. 

Have you completed your loan requirements? 

Student loans will show as a credit on your semester  bill, but will not actually pay to your account until loan documents are completed: 

For Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, the student borrower must complete Entrance Counseling and the Loan Agreement/Master Promissory Note.

Do you need additional funds for the bill? 

Parent PLUS Loan Application: Apply as Parent Borrower. If credit-approved, please complete a Loan Agreement/Master Promissory Note on the same site. Applications for 2018-19 will be available as of May 1, 2018.

Alternative/Private Student Loans: Borrowers may review and apply through any lender/bank of their choosing. We've supplied a historical list of lenders/banks that our students have used.


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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 class is in session:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:15pm
When classes are not in session (summer, winter, and spring breaks):
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:00pm.

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