Miscellaneous Programs

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 and view “Forms” 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. It is also welcomed at participating off-campus vendors for a complete list of participating locations). Wildcat Dollars can be requested through your Bannerweb account by following our online instructions.