» Freshmen and Transfer Student Scholarships:

Many students receive scholarships and awards from their local communities and are encouraged to research private scholarships on the web.

Although the college does not have a substantial merit-based program, it does participate on a limited basis with school districts that may have local "Dollars for Scholars" chapters which is coordinated with your high school guidance departments.

Please note that the Financial Aid Office only awards Federal and State regulated grant, work and loan programs based upon the FAFSA.

Upon acceptance to the college, any limited available merit awards would be offered by the Admissions Office at that time. There is no separate application.


» Continuing SUNY New Paltz Student Scholarships:

Each year the college invites its continuing students to apply for its various Foundation scholarships.

The online application process for 2017-2018 SUNY New Paltz Scholarships is now open!  The application deadline is May 1, 2017The link to Apply for Scholarships Online can be found on by clicking on Money then Apply for Scholarships Online under Financial Aid .  Start by completing the General Application then click the Opportunities tab to view the scholarships. Be sure to start your application early to allow ample time for your professors to submit their recommendations by the deadline.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? Workshops will be held for students who have questions on the following days:

March 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 209

March 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 209


» Private Scholarships:

We encourage students to seek outside resources in addition to the Foundation Scholarships.  Visit our Private Scholarship page for information and useful search engine tips.

»Get an edge up on the competition! Exploring Scholarship Opportunities for Current New Paltz students.