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We know that financial aid is one of the most important factors in our students’ decisions to attend SUNY Cobleskill. This is why we are reaffirming our dedication to removing barriers for our applicants by offering up to $1 million in scholarship awards to new students and transfer students. This represents the largest annual award total in our history.

Whether you are coming in as a freshman, a transfer, or returning to the classroom after some time away, it’s very likely that you will be eligible for a scholarship or grant through the College. This is in addition to other federal and state aid for which you might be eligible, representing thousands in savings on top of SUNY’s competitive tuition rates.

Our goal is to make SUNY Cobleskill affordable and accessible to all who want to grow, sustain, and renew with us. We invite you to explore our scholarship opportunities below and contact our Admissions Office to discuss the next steps in your admissions application process.

All of the scholarship and grant opportunities listed below are made possible by the generous donations and support of our many Foundation Benefactors. As an incoming student, you will automatically be considered for an annually renewable award at the point of acceptance. Students are automatically entered into a pool of eligible recipients to be selected for our numerous Foundation Scholarships. If selected for these awards, we will ask you to join us in thanking these donors at the beginning of the semester. To view a list of all the Foundation Scholarships, of which these renewable scholarships are comprised, please refer to the Scholarships and Endowments page for more details.


86 percent of students receive financial aid and/or scholarships

SUNY Cobleskill is ranked as one of the top colleges for
“Return on Investment” in New York State



National FFA officers and statewide FFA presidents who attend SUNY Cobleskill are eligible to have all housing and meal plan charges covered in full for up to four years.

A $500 one-time scholarship based on teachers’ recommendations. 

New York State FFA Officers are eligible to receive a one-time, $500 scholarship

New Students and Transfers from New York State in any major are eligible for up to $2,000 in awards depending on overall GPA, renewable for up to four years. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher to continue eligibility. On-campus housing and FAFSA are required.

New Students and New Transfers from New York State applying for one of the three Business Administration Majors (AS, AAS, or BBA) with select GPAs. This scholarship is awarded for non-tuition expenses.

Out of State students will be granted up to $30,000 over the course of four years through the Destination Housing Scholarship. Award amounts will increase over four years according to the following schedule:

  • Year 1: 50% scholarship on housing
  • Year 2: 75% scholarship on housing
  • Year 3: 100% scholarship on housing
  • Year 4: 100% scholarship on housing

Student must maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher to remain eligible for this scholarship.

The housing discount under the Destination Scholarship may not exceed the annual cost of a double-occupancy room. If a student chooses to live in a room that is billed at a higher rate than a double-occupancy accommodation, the percentage of this housing scholarship will be applied to that cost.

SUNY’s Out of State Tuition Match

SUNY Cobleskill is matching the in-state tuition of the flagship public universities in 8 states to make it easier for students from around the country to get a great education in New York. 

If you live in one of the states listed below, we will match the tuition and fees of your state's flagship. It's that easy.

Connecticut: UConn - Storrs
Pennsylvania: Penn State - University Park
New Jersey: Rutgers - New Brunswick
Massachusetts: UMass Amherst
Vermont: UVM - Burlington
New Hampshire: UNH - Durham
Illinois: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
California: UC Berkeley

A $2,000 renewable scholarship for freshmen in the following majors: 

  • Diesel Technology AAS
  • Histotechnician AAS
  • Landscape Development AAS
  • Ag Power & Machinery AAS
  • Agricultural Business Management BS
  • Communication in Technology BS
  • Graphic Design BS 
  • Agricultural Equipment Technology BT
  • Agricultural Business Management BT
  • Cybersecurity BT
  • Food Systems and Technology BT
  • Information Technology BT
  • Landscape Contracting BT
  • Plant Science BT  

Renewable for up to four years. Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher to continue eligibility. On-campus housing and FAFSA are required.

Up to $5,000 for New Students or New Transfers who are graduates of Schoharie County public high schools or Duanesburg and Berne Knox Westerlo high schools. Renewable for up to four years. On-campus housing and FAFSA are required.

A one-time, $1,500 scholarship for freshman or transfer students who are permanent residents of Schoharie County, Delaware County, and Otsego County. Eligible students will live off campus. FAFSA is required.

The BOCES and Technical School Scholarship awards up to $500 to eligible first-year students at SUNY Cobleskill.

To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be a first-year student and high school graduate
  • Have at least one year of experience at a BOCES or an equivalent Technical program
  • Complete a SUNY Cobleskill application and be accepted
  • Complete the FAFSA


Fall 2023: Submit an application to SUNY Cobleskill by March 1, 2023

Fall 2024: Submit an application to SUNY Cobleskill by December 1, 2023