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Paying for SUNY Schenectady

How much does SUNY Schenectady cost?

It depends on your program of study. Please review our tuition and fees.

Free tuition for all New York students?
Learn more about the Excelsior Scholarship.

There are ways to help you pay for SUNY Schenectady.

We know that figuring out how to pay for college can be difficult and confusing at times. To help us determine the best way to help you fund your education, we encourage you to apply for financial aid―even if you think you won’t qualify for much assistance.

As a student at SUNY Schenectady County Community College, you may be eligible for:

  • Federal grants (financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid)
  • State grants (financial aid that doesn't have to be repaid)
  • Scholarships and awards (financial aid that doesn't have to be repaid)
  • Federal work study (part-time employment to earn money for education)
  • Loans (borrowed money that must be repaid with interest)

Bill Payment Due Dates

Summer 2023 bill payment due date is May 5, 2023
Fall 2023 bill payment due date is August 11, 2023
Spring 2024 bill payment due date is January 5, 2024


Q: Where can I learn more about Financial Aid options (loans and grants, or the FAFSA process)?
A: Please visit our Financial Aid page.

Q: Does SUNY Schenectady offer scholarships?
A: Yes! Please visit the College’s Scholarship page. You are strongly encouraged to apply for a scholarship at SUNY Schenectady. Many scholarships aren’t awarded, because students haven’t applied for them!

Q: Can I set up a payment plan?
A: Yes! If you’re interested in setting up a payment plan with the College (paying for your courses over a specific time frame) please visit our Payment Plans page.

Q: I need a financial aid forms. Where can I find them?
A: First check the Financial Aid Forms page. If you can't find what you need there, contact the Financial Aid Office at 518-381-1468 or

Q: I would like to know when financial aid will be disbursed or how I can get a refund.
A: Please check the Disbursements and Refunds page.

Q: Can I use my Veteran Benefits at SUNY Schenectady?
A: Yes! Using Veteran Benefits could be an option here at SUNY Schenectady. If you are a veteran, or a dependent of a veteran, please visit the College’s Veterans Information page to learn more.

Financial Literacy

Applying for and understanding how to pay for college now is essential as you embark on your college journey―but achieving financial literacy can’t wait until you graduate.

We offer a free resource that can walk you through everything you need to know about financial literacy. SUNY Smart Track Financial Avenue is an online learning environment that empowers students for a lifetime of financial success. The interactive financial aid literacy tools can assist students to achieve smart money management skills. Courses and modules cover topics that include budgeting, credit cards, identify theft, paying for college, banking, debt, working in college, and savings.

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Elston Hall, Welcome Center
518-381-1366 | E-mail Admissions

Financial Aid
Elston Hall, Welcome Center
518-381-1468 | E-mail Financial Aid

Student Business Office
Elston Hall, Welcome Center
518-381-1346 | E-mail Student Business Office

Academic Advising
Elston Hall, Room 222
518-381-1277 | E-mail Academic Advising

Testing Center
Elston Hall, Room 427
518-381-1293 | E-mail Testing Center

Student Life
Elston Hall, Room 223
518-381-1344 | E-mail Student Life