Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to providing quality, personable services to all applicants to assist them in funding their college education. An extensive network of services and resources are offered to help applicants with the financial aid process.

If you are interested in attending but worried about costs, we encourage you to apply for financial aid. More than half of Old Westbury students and their families receive financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and student employment.

Even if you do not qualify for federal or state grants, there are additional financing options available that can help you meet our costs. The staff of the Office of Financial Aid is available to answer your questions and to assist you in making Old Westbury an affordable choice.

New York State recently became the first state in the nation to offer free tuition at public colleges and universities for students who meet strict eligibility and participation requirements. For further information and updates, visit the website created by the Higher Education Services Corporation of New York State about The Excelsior Scholarship program.

All financial aid at Old Westbury is administered without discrimination as to sex, race, and religion, national or ethnic origin or sports played. Federal and State laws, regulations and policies governing the administration of these programs are strictly followed.

Important Financial Aid Notifications

Dates & Deadlines:

  • To receive financial aid, a student, including an "undecided major," must be in a program of study.
  • The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN number for students, parents, and borrowers to access Federal Aid systems.
  • The deadline to submit financial aid documentation for the Fall semester is May 1. Failure to submit by the due date can result in delayed financial aid processing and your aid may not be reflected on your bill.
  • Annually, the FAFSA is opened for filing on October 1. The preferred deadline to file your FAFSA is April 15. FAFSA's filed after that date may lead to delayed financial aid processing and your aid may not be reflected on your bill.
  • The Excelsior Scholarship application for the 2020-21 academic year is now open for new applicants. Deadline to apply: August 31, 2020

Quick Links:

Where to find us:

The Office of Financial Aid is located in the Campus Center, Room H-100a, just off the Campus Center Atrium.  Office hours are by appointment only, Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:45 p.m.  For an appointment, please email sfsappointment [at] (provide your name, 700# and reason for seeking an appointment).

Contact Us:

Office of Financial Aid
Campus Center, Room H-100a
Phone: 516-876-3224
Email: financialaid [at]