Student Financial Services


 » Freshmen and Transfer Student Scholarships:

Institutional merit scholarships for new students are limited. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance and are highly competitive.  No separate application is required to receive a scholarship. The scholarships are awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Admission and students will be notified if they receive an award.


» 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 will receive an email when the application period opens. 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