Grants are based on need and do not have to be repaid. Click here to learn more about available federal grants.
Student loans, unlike grants and work-study, are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest, just like car loans and mortgages. There are many loans available, such as Federal Direct Student Loans, Perkins Loans (not available at SUNY Broome), and PLUS Loans. Learn more about available loans.
New York State Programs
New York State offers many financial aid programs aimed at assisting students with meeting their educational expenses. At Broome, over 2700 full-time students receive tuition financing each year through the NY State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).
All of the NY State finacial aid programs are administered through the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), which also acts as the State’s guarantee agency for the Federal Family Educational Loan Programs. HESC offers a variety of on-line services including information about financial aid programs such as the Aid for Part-time Study program (APTS) as well as offering you the opporturnity to complete an online TAP application.
SUNY Broome Scholarships
We offer SUNY Broome students, both incoming freshman, continuing and graduating, hundreds of scholarships just by filling out one simple online application here.
Please feel free to access the FinAid webpage sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) for additional information concerning financial aid. This page will allow you to access further information about financial aid programs, link to other important financial aid sites, as well as completing your own scholarship searches online.
Each academic year SUNY Broome students receive between $30,000 and $65,000. from private scholarship sources that they have applied to on their own. Private scholarships can be offered from many different and unexpected sources such as labor unions, civic organizations, church groups and industries to name a few. In order to locate private scholarship sources you can ask your employer, family and friends; conduct research in your local library; watch your college/high school newspaper; and ask your financial aid officer.
Free scholarship search engines can be found at finaid.org.