Alfred State Parent News Facebook Page
Parents are encouraged to "like" the P*Net - Alfred State Parent News Facebook page to receive updates from the Office of Student Engagement
Connecting to this page will also allow you to meet other parents of Alfred State students and see questions and comments from them that you may not have thought of yourself.
What's new for 2023?
- Alfred State continues to be test optional for the fall 2023, spring 2023, and spring 2024 semesters (admissions and merit-based scholarships)
- We're excited to announce the addition of women’s lacrosse, women’s wrestling and the reinstatement of men’s lacrosse as part of our Division III intercollegiate athletic offerings. Women’s wrestling will start in the 2023-24 school year and both lacrosse programs will begin in the 2024-25 school year.
- Digital Media and Animation department has recently acquired a Motion Capture Studio. This will house cutting edge technology for students to animate characters of their own design using live motion, an essential in the game design and 3D animation field.
- Our Pioneer Student Center is completing renovations to include a studio to host yoga, Zumba, karate, and fencing classes. The Underground is a space for gaming and trivia night. A barbershop will also be located on the ground floor.
- On the Major Videos page see tours of hands-on labs, hear student testimonials, and meet faculty members. This includes a tour of our civil engineering technology BS major (new for fall 2023)! Virtually visit campus with our 360° Tour.
Why Choose Alfred State?
Every ASC major includes hands-on learning to gain skills needed to launch a career. An astounding 98 percent of Alfred State Pioneers are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation to hit the ground running®. . .
Many parents find Alfred State to be “right-sized” because we're small enough to provide personal attention with an 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio and offer big opportunities. US News also recognizes Alfred State as the No. 1 SUNY regional college for 2023.
I'm glad that Andrew chose so well when we visited colleges. His scholarship was just icing on the cake! Alfred State Mom
Cost, Affordability, and Applying
Tuition Free ASC! An amazing 77% of newly enrolled Alfred State students* are eligible for ALL tuition costs to be paid by federal or state funds thanks to PELL, TAP and Excelsior.
Access to financial aid is an all-important factor in any college search. Our team helps parents understand the financial package that we will offer and we assist in alerting you of the deadlines for FAFSA and other components of the equation.
- Scholarships: More than $4.2 million
- Financial Aid: 91% of students share $39.5 million
From our friendly admissions counselors to experts in financial aid, it's our goal to provide clear and concise information online, on the phone, or in person. We hope you will visit campus and see ASC for yourself.
*Fall 2021 FAFSA data for ASC students who are first-year, full-time, and in-state.
Life at Alfred State College
Pioneers enjoy a wide variety of student support services, hands-on labs, and project-based learning at Alfred State. Beyond the classroom, there are numerous activities so that students enjoy the complete college experience.
With Division III athletics, over 80 clubs, and opportunities to volunteer for civic engagement, life on campus is extremely active. The beautiful area also offers great recreational opportunities, too. See what life is like in the Scenic Southern Tier of NY.