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Student Consumer Information


Regulations promulgated by the United States Department of Education to implement changes made to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 require the disclosure of financial assistance and institutional information to students under the student financial assistance programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (Title IV).  Under the regulations the College annually must distribute to all enrolled students a notice of the availability of financial assistance and institutional information required to be disclosed pursuant to the Higher Education Act amendments and pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which governs access to student educational records maintained by educational institutions and the release of information from those records.

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Student consumer information is available to all enrolled and prospective students.  You can obtain the information listed below by accessing the SUNY-ESF website at www.esf.edu/consumer or by contacting the Vice President for Administration to request printed materials providing this information:

  • a description of all Federal, State, local, private and institutional student financial assistance programs available.
  • how to apply for student financial assistance
  • student eligibility requirements, including standards for satisfactory academic progress
  • the method of award and distribution of student financial assistance
  • the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial assistance, including the terms of any loans received, the terms and conditions of employment provided as part of a student’s financial assistance, and the terms and conditions under which students receiving FFEL and Direct loans may obtain deferrals
  • the cost of attendance at the institution, including tuition and fees, room and board and estimates of the costs of books and supplies and transportation
  • the requirements for refunds of tuition, fees, and costs, for the return of federal funds, and for officially withdrawing from the institution      
  • academic program information, including instructional, laboratory and physical facilities and faculty and other instructional personnel.
  • the designated College personnel available to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining the required financial assistance and institutional information
  • information pertaining to the College’s accreditation, approval or licensure
  • special facilities and services available to disabled students
  • notice that study abroad is considered at the College for purposes of federal student financial assistance
  • the College’s completion or graduation rates
  • drug and alcohol abuse prevention information
  • equity in athletics disclosure information
  • placement and types of employment obtained by graduates, including types of graduate and professional education in which graduates enroll
  • Clery (campus security) Act and Fire Safety Report
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Student Complaint Procedures

Individuals who need assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information for SUNY-ESF should contact:
Vice President for Administration
208 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
Telephone: 315-470-6622

General Institutional Information

The following links provide general institutional information about SUNY-ESF to student consumers, parents, and other audiences through the College’s website.

Student Financial Assistance

SUNY-ESF’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships provides comprehensive information about student financial assistance on the office website located at www.esf.edu/financialaid/ and through the current edition of the College Catalog located at www.esf.edu/catalog/.  Information available from these web sources includes (but is not limited to):

Health and Safety

Student Outcomes

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support

Voter Registration