Miscellaneous Programs and Additional Sources of Aid

Employer Sponsorships
Students who will be reimbursed by their employer for tuition costs may be eligible to defer payment of their tuition. Visit the Bursar’s webpage for more details.

Shirley Wurz Loan Fund
SUNY Poly has established the Shirley Wurz Loan Fund to assist students in meeting unanticipated financial needs. Through this fund, a student can borrow up to $75 for 30 days with no interest or service charge. If the loan is not repaid on time, there is a $2.00 administrative charge assessed for each 30 day period or portion thereof until the loan is repaid. All funds must be repaid by the end of the semester during which they were borrowed. Loans will not be made during the last two weeks of the semester. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled at least half-time and working toward a degree. A student will not be able to borrow if he/she already has a loan outstanding, has continually repaid loans after the due date, owes an outstanding balance to SUNY Poly or if classes are not in session. Applications can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Wildcat Dollars
Students who have financial aid which exceeds their bill for the semester and have not received a refund check may be eligible to add Wildcat Dollars to their SUNY Poly card from their financial aid account. The SUNY Poly card is welcomed as a form of payment at our campus bookstore, Student Center food court, and all vending machines at the Utica site. Also, you can visit sunypoly.edu/wildcatdollars for a complete listing of participating off-campus locations. Wildcat Dollars can be requested through your Bannerweb account at sunypoly.edu/financial_aid/wildcatdollars.

Additional Sources of Aid
Several college source books list scholarships and fellowships awarded by private organizations. Please check your library for additional information.

You may also access scholarship information online at:

Scholarship announcements are also posted on the SUNY Poly Student Announcements blog and www.sunypoly.edu/financial_aid.scholarship.announcements throughout the year.