In order to be awarded any financial aid at Stony Brook, you must first be admitted into a degree-granting program at the University.
Valid FAFSA Results for Federal Student Aid:
If you are applying for federal student aid and have filed the FAFSA, we must also receive an electronic copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) containing an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Federal Processor. Please see Applying for Federal Aid for further application instructions.
Financial Aid Packaging Schedule for Fall/Spring:
Post Doctoral/Certificate Program: Endo, Ortho, Perio: Packaging begins mid-April.
All DDS Students: Packaging begins mid-July.
Viewing Financial Aid Awards:
All financial aid award offers can be viewed electronically by accessing Stony Brook's SOLAR System. A 'To Do List' item with accept/decline instructions will also be listed on SOLAR when action is required.
You may be required to submit additional documents based on either the information we received from your FAFSA or the type of aid you have been offered.
Do NOT submit any documents unless we specifically ask for them.
If additional information is required, a 'To Do List' item with instructions and a link to the required form (if applicable) will be listed via Stony Brook's SOLAR System. Forms can also be downloaded on our forms page.
Please be sure to respond promptly in order to avoid packaging and disbursement delays.
Your awards will not be finalized until all requested information has been received and processed.
Checking the Status of Your Financial Aid:
It is recommended that you log into the SOLAR System on a regular basis to perform the following financial aid actions: view your current awards, accept/decline award offers, read personal SOLAR messages, and view your financial aid ‘To Do List’ items (actions required).