Census Date for Financial Aid

The financial aid census date is day at Empire State College is day 29 of the standard 15-week term. This means that students who plan to take courses in multiple sessions during the term, must register in all courses for the term (regardless of the session start/end date) before the census date of that term in order for the course(s) to be included in that term award. For example students enrolling for any fall 2023 session (courses starting on or after September 5, 2023 and ending on or before December 15, 2023) must be registered for all courses by October 3, 2023 to maximize aid eligibility. Pell eligibility for the term is fixed on day 29 of each term. 


The census date for the 2023-2024 academic calendar is as follows:

  • Summer 2023- June 12, 2023
  • Fall 2023- October 3, 2023
  • Spring 2024- February 13, 2024


The census date for the 2022-2023 academic calendar is as follows:

  • Summer 2022- June 13, 2022
  • Fall 2022- October 4, 2022
  • Spring 2023- February 14, 2023