After you are accepted and have a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file, the Financial Aid Office will generate a SUNY Award Letter detailing the aid you are eligible to receive based on program eligibility requirements. Students must accept, revise, or decline award(s) by the prescribed deadline date. Failure to accept aid by the deadline date may result in the loss of some types of financial aid.
The Financial Aid Office will send a hard copy SUNY Award Letter to all new students (freshmen, transfer and graduate). Continuing students will receive an e-mail notification directing them to view their award package online in Banner. All students are given the opportunity to accept as is, reduce or decline any award offered via Banner. Some aid programs require additional steps to complete the application process.
All students are responsible for monitoring their campus e-mail and their financial aid status on-line by accessing Banner.
New York State TAP award notifications are sent to students directly from Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) shortly after the state budget is set each year. TAP awards are school specific and must have "SUC Buffalo" on the certificate to be valid at Buffalo State; TAP code is 0905. Actual award dollars are sent directly to the Student Accounts Office.