Financial Aid

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

Completing the FAFSA




2023/2024 FAFSA available October 1, 2022!

Free Application for Federal Student Aid


New York State Excelsior Scholarship:

How to Apply

The application for the Spring 2023 Excelsior Scholarship has passed. The application for the 2023-24 application (attendance in the Fall 2023 semester) will be available 5/23.

If you would like to receive Excelsior Scholarship updates submit your email address to be notified by email and/or opt-in for texting notifications by providing your mobile phone number. Excelsior Application update link

2023 Summer Financial Aid Application is now available!

COVID-19/Financial Aid for Special Condtions

Students who have experienced unforeseen circumstances and/or expenses due to the pandemic may be eligible for a special condition (professional judgment). Since the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) uses 2020 income to determine federal financial aid eligibility (for the 2022/2023 year), students deemed to have special conditions may be eligible for an adjustment to the original data reported on the FAFSA. This could make the student eligible for a higher federal financial aid award. 

Affordable Connectivity Program:

The White House recently announced a program to help make high speed internet more affordable to households, including those with Pell Grant recipients. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which was authorized in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides households a $30 monthly discount on internet services, as well as a one-time $100 discount towards a computer.

Students and families can go to, for details on eligibility for the ACP and steps on enrolling. Additionally, the White House worked with several internet service providers to lower the costs of services so that many ACP recipients will have access to internet at no cost.

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

SUNY Smart Track 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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