Cost & Financial Aid

Everything you need to know about financial aid at Herkimer College.


2019-2020 SUNY Empire Diversity Honors Scholarship

Herkimer County Community College is looking for eligible candidates from a broad range of backgrounds who contribute to the diversity of our campus or academic program. The amount of the scholarship can range up to $1,000 for the Spring 2020 term.

Apply by Dec. 20, 2019. Download the application now.

Graduating seniors must complete Direct Loan Exit Counseling

Direct Loan Exit Counseling is required for graduating seniors who borrowed student loans while attending Herkimer College. The session will explain repayment options for your student loans as well as deferment and forbearance options when attending another college or having difficulty paying back your student loan. Students must bring contact information of two references to complete the counseling session.

The session will be held:
Wednesday, Dec. 4
1:30 - 2:30 pm
RMCC 288

It's Time To File Your 2020-2021 FAFSA application

The 2020-2021 FAFSA application is available now, don't delay!  You will need your 2018 tax information to complete the application.  You can also file the New York State TAP application at the same time. On the confirmation page of the FAFSA there is a link for "would you like to start your state application now" select this to apply for your TAP award.  

New York will pay your student loan bill for two years!!!

Select the link below for details on this new loan program designed to assist students paying back their student loans.  Eligible students will have New York State pay on their student loans for two years.

Student Loan Program

Financial Literacy

Now you can improve your financial literacy with online courses through the SUNY Smart Track Financial Literacy Website.  You can learn about budgeting, identity theft and personal money management.  Set up an account and get started today!

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