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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.

Privacy of Student Records

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Student Support

Student Body Diversity

IPEDS-ENR Report 2021-22

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

Student Financial Information

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator

Refund Policy

Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid and Return of Veterans Tuition Assistance

Bursar (Policiels and Other Information)
Withdrawals and Return of Title IV Aid Funds
Return of Unearned Veteran Tuition Assistance

Academic Programs

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs, instrucitonal facilities, and faculty are described in the most recent College Catalog posted on the SUNY-ESF website at catalog

A list of academic programs including HEGIS and CIP codes can be found here.

Instructional and Research Facilities

Instructional and research facilities are described in the academic department links describing each academic department

Faculty Information

Faculty Profile

Transfer of Credit Policies

Transfer Credit

Transfer Articulation Agreements

Cooperative Transfer Colleges

College and Program Accreditation


Copyright Infringement and Computer Use Policies

Computing Policy (PDF)
Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Student Involvement & Leadership

Get Involved

Career and Job Placement Services

Career Services

Student Handbook

Student Affairs Policies and Services
Student Handbook

College Navigator

Institutional Information from the National Center for Education Statistics
College Navigator

Student Complaint Procedures

Student Complaint Information
Higher Education Consumer Complaint Contact Information by State

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 Financial Aid 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):

Financial Assistance

Assistance available from federal, state, local and institutional programs.
Student Financial Information

Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Student Loan Information:

Federal Direct Student Loans
Federal Direct Parents Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
Alternative Student Loans

Net Price Calculator


Financial Aid Refunds (Bank Mobile/Customers Bank)

Vibe Account

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Alcohol and Other Drug Use Policy
ESF Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Vaccinations Policy

Immunization Requirements:

Student Health Form
Student Immunization Policy

Campus Security Act Reports

Crime Statistics

Campus Security Policies and Services

University Police

Fire Safety Policies and Fire Statistics

Campus Safety Act Reports

College Smoking Policy

Tobacco and Smoke Free Policy

Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Violence Prevention Policy

Policies and Procedures

Student Outcomes

Retention Rate (First Year Students)

Student Retention and Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates

Student Retention and Graduation Rates

Job and Graduate Education Placement for ESF Graduates

Class of 2021
Class of 2019
Class of 2018
Class of 2016
Class of 2015
Class of 2014
Class of 2013
Class of 2012
Class of 2010
Class of 2009

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report

Equity in Atheletics Report
Equity in Athletics Data Analysis

Voter Registration

National Voter Registration Act

Student Support
National Voter Registration Act


State Licensing Disclosures

Environmental Resources Engineering State Licensing Disclosure
Chemical Engineering State Licensing Disclosure
Master of Landscape Architecture State Licensing Disclosure
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture State Licensing Disclosure