The Office of Financial Aid to Implement Students On Track

Students Studying

(SUNY Geneseo photo/Keith Walters '11)

The Office of Financial Aid is working with areas in the Divisions of Finance and Administration, the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs to implement Students on Track (SOT), an application that integrates with DegreeWorks to determine if courses count toward a student’s degree program according to federal and state regulations.

Federal and New York State aid recipients may receive aid only for courses that count toward their overall primary bachelor’s degree program. This includes major requirements, general education courses and electives. SOT will notify students when course selections are not applicable to their degree and, therefore, not eligible for financial aid. Students may either select a new course(s) that is eligible for financial aid or remain in the ineligible course and have aid recalculated.

SOT will be operational in Spring 2019 for advanced registration of the Fall 2019 term.

Affected Financial Aid Programs:
• Federal Pell Grant
• Federal SEOG Grant
• Federal Student and Parent Direct Loans
• NYS TAP and SUNY Tuition Credit
• NYS Excelsior Scholarship
• NYS AIMS Scholarship
• NYS Merit Scholarship
• NYS STEM Scholarship

The Office of Financial Aid will be hosting workshops for students who want to learn more about SOT and how financial aid may be impacted.

Student Workshop Dates:
Dec. 3, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., College Union 322–323
Dec. 5, 2:30–3:30 p.m., Milne Library 121
Jan. 30, 2:30–3:30 p.m., Milne 121
Feb. 6, 2:30–3:30 p.m., Milne 121
Feb 13, 2:30–3:30 p.m., Milne 121

Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid, 104 Erwin Hall, by email at, or by phone at (585) 245-5731.