Admissions Requirements and Financial Aid



Choose from 12 study areas leading to associate and bachelor’s degrees. Customize your program to match your goals and interests.


Go further with one of SUNY Empire’s graduate programs in business, nursing, education, liberal studies or policy studies.

Nursing and Allied Health

Balance work and family while advancing your career with our nursing and allied health programs.

Transfer Students

When you decide to finish your degree at SUNY Empire, you’ll get more than transfer credit. You’ll get the support you need to succeed.

International Students

If you live outside the U.S., you can still earn an Empire State University degree. Explore our online and onsite options at locations around the globe.

Military & Veterans

Whether you’re on active duty or a U.S. veteran, SUNY Empire makes it easy for you to earn your degree anywhere, anytime.

Opportunity Programs

Provide access, academic support, and financial assistance to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Nondegree Students

Even if you’re not pursuing a degree, you can take courses to prepare for advanced study, stay current in your field, or improve your job skills.

A SUNY Empire Degree is Affordable

You have goals. We’ll help you achieve them. We start by making your SUNY Empire degree as affordable as possible.

Have a question?

We’re here to help.

SUNY Empire’s admissions and financial aid staff is ready to work with you to make earning your degree possible and affordable.