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  1. Refunds for Spring 2024 will begin to be issued Friday, February 23, 2024.
  2. Always be sure to monitor your UCanWeb and email for notifications.

The Financial Aid Office is located in the Student Service Center (One Hop Shop). 

We exist to provide personal assistance to students and their families on a one-to-one basis. We can assist you with the various financial aid applications and questions you have on the processes from your first application to beyond graduation.

Every effort is made to ensure that students are not denied the benefits of a SUNY Canton education on the sole basis of financial need.

FAFSA Updates

Governor Hochul Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Encourage Students to Complete the FAFSA

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Governor Kathy Hochul today launched a public awareness campaign with college students, Administration officials, and education leaders to encourage students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to unlock state and federal financial aid opportunities.

FAFSA Corrections and Notifications

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Student corrections are now broadly available for applicants and their contributors. Students who need to make corrections or who choose to make additions or changes to their FAFSA forms should return to to complete those updates.

FAFSA and HESC Completion and Training Events

Monday, April 15, 2024

Drop in to connect with HESC experts to get answers to all your financial aid questions during one of our Virtual Drop-In Lounge sessions. FAFSA completion workshops help walk students through the financial aid process.

Update on 2024-25 FAFSA from U.S. Department of Education

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The ability for students to make update and corrections to their FAFSA forms will be available in the first half of April. In advance of that implementation, the Department will provide detailed information to partners, students, and families on how to correct the most common FAFSA form errors including no signatures and selecting ‘yes’ to applying for unsubsidized loans only.

Update from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

Friday, March 15, 2024

Today, I’m writing to a) update you directly on the progress we’ve made on implementing the Better FAFSA, and b) outline some steps we must take together to ensure your teams are ready to process FAFSA forms, provide aid packages, and welcome students onto your campuses.

Resolved and Remaining Issues with FAFSA form

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Previously, if a parent with no SSN started the 2024-25 FAFSA form for a student, the parent received an error message on the “Student Information” page. This incorrect error message stated that the user was “unauthorized to act on behalf of the student since they already have a 24-25 FAFSA form” even if the student had not started an application.

FSAID Creation for individuals without Social Security Numbers - Update

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

The US Department of Education is making critical improvements to the account creation process for those without Social Security Numbers by automating much of the process and expanding call center staff.

New Deadline Dates

Thursday, February 22, 2024

SUNY Canton has extended our suggested 2024-25 FAFSA filing deadline to March 1 to allow additional filing time due to delays with the new form. The preferred enrollment deposit deadline has been moved to June 1. You can request a full deposit refund through June 30.

FAFSA Processing Delay

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Department of Education announced that  2024-25 FAFSA submissions will not be sent to colleges and universities until mid-March as they continue to update the processing system.

NYS TAP Application Issues

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Higher Education Service Corporation (HESC) has confirmed that continuing students are currently unable to complete their TAP application  as they rely on the FAFSA data for student verification.

Federal School Code: 002855

NYS HESC Code, Associate Degree: 3010
NYS HESC Code, Bachelor Degree: 6010

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SUNY Canton does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, or age in its education programs, services, and activities, including employment policies and practices. The following people have been designated to handle all inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Affirmative Action, Equity, and Compliance Coordinator/Director of Human Resources
Joann Ellis

Title IX Coordinator
Nicodeme Auguste

Section 504 Officer
Megan Riedl

All students, interns and College's employees are the purview of Civil Rights Compliance Officers.

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One-Hop Shop
Miller Campus Center - 1st Floor
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Tel: (315) 386-7616
Fax: (315) 386-7930

Regular Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 am-4:30 pm
9:00-4:30 pm

Summer/Vacation Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 am-4:00 pm
9:00-4:00 pm