Application fees for SUNY schools waived starting Monday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The application fees for public universities in New York State are being waived starting Monday.

It will be free for students to apply to SUNY schools through Oct. 29. It will also be free to apply for CUNY schools for state residents who apply as a freshman through Oct. 31.

In addition, 40 private schools across the state are waiving application fees throughout October or year round. In the Rochester area, those include St. John Fisher University (year round), the Rochester Institute of Technology (October), and Roberts Wesleyan (year round). You can see a full a list here.

Gov. Kathy Hochul said the waived fees aim at encouraging students to apply early and to support education for students from low-income families.

In addition, there will be virtual and in-person events throughout October to help students to complete their New York State financial aid forms. You can see a list of events through the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation here, SUNY sessions here, and CUNY sessions here.