Student Financial Services


 » 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.


»Currently Enrolled Student Scholarships 

Each year continuing students are invited to apply for institutional scholarships funded by the College Foundation. These scholarships are based solely on a student’s involvement and achievements while enrolled at SUNY New Paltz. Students can apply for scholarships for the upcoming school year now until April 6, 2022!  Learn more here about how to submit your applications.   Available scholarships are posted online at


» 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! View our Exploring Scholarship Opportunities Presentation