Welcome to the State Aid Office at the
New York State Education Department

State Aid Office Mission: To determine and distribute the correct amount of State Aid to public school districts and BOCES in a timely manner, and provide accurate and timely data for use in State Aid projections.

Latest News

Information regarding Building Condition Survey Aid

2016-17 Executive Budget School Aid Estimates On The NYS Division of Budget Website

Reminder - Upcoming Deadline
To guarantee inclusion in the February 15th database file, all changes to 2015-16 SAMS should be submitted by January 15, 2016.
2015-16 Description of Payment Schedule for General State Aid Payments Combined Fixed and Individualized Payment schedule with a Sustaining Spring Advance.
2015-16 Payment Schedule Description

Now Available Selected Output Report for 2015-16 State Aid Calculations are viewable by the general public by visiting: http://eservices.nysed.gov/publicsams
Now Available The 2015-16 Non Resident Tuition (NRT) and Non Resident Tuition Report Estimate (NRTEST) output reports are now available for public view via the State Aid website and within the State Aid Management System (SAMS) 2015-16 claim year.
The Three Year Enrollment Summary Report with 2015 enrollment data is now available. District State Aid is impacted by these counts: It is critical for business officials to review this report and work with the district Data Coordinator to correct any inaccuracies.
Potential Building Aid decreases due to interest rate reductions on assumed amortizations for aid:
Now Available! 2015-16 State Aid Calculations (Output Reports) for Districts

The Final Building Aid Statewide Average Interest Rate based on debt incurred by districts between 7/1/14 and 6/30/15.
Final Building Aid Statewide Average Interest Rate
Late-Filed Independent Audits
Impact of late filed Independent Audits on State Aid Payments
January 2015 Regents Examinations and RCTs: Counting / Reporting Session Days for State Aid Purposes
Please be advised that due to a system maintenance blackout of the Statewide Financial System the following payments that are due on or before October 15, 2015 are being paid to districts at the end of September.  These payments include VLT Lottery Grant, General Aid and  STAR.
2015-16 State Aid Handbook
Now Available -2015-16 BOCES State Aid Claim Forms are now available in SAMS
For additional Information link to SAMS Training Materials
2015-16 State Aid Calendar of Deadlines
Important Reminder on SA-139 Submission deadline of October 15, 2015 for guaranteed inclusion in the November 2015 Frozen data file
Notice on SA-139 submission deadline
Comprehensive Guidance for Interest Rate Reduction on Assumed Amortizations for Building Aid Overview, Impact and NEW Waiver Application Process (pdf 489KB)
Now Available 2015-16 Claim Forms are now available in SAMS
For additional Information link to SAMS Information and SAMS Training Materials
Changes to the ST-3 Form for the 2014-15 School Year (2015-16 Claim year SAMS)
List of changes to 2014-15 School Year ST-3 Form (2015-16 Claim Year)
Print Only draft ST-3 for Fiscal Year End June 30, 2015

2015-16 Charter School Basic Tuition
A listing and definition of 2015-16 charter school basic tuition and supplemental basic tuition rates can be found at: https://stateaid.nysed.gov/charter/html_docs/charter_1516_rates.htm

Charter School Tuition Output Report
2014-15 State Aid Output Reports, including the 2015-16 Charter School Basic Tuition Report, can be viewed by the general public by visiting http://eservices.nysed.gov/publicsams
Special Apportionment for Salary Expenses to accrue to 2014-15 from 2015-16
Informational Memo to Superintendents
Application for all Districts except NYC and Yonkers (pdf 1,107 KB)
Public Pension Accrual Pursuant to Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2014
Informational Memo to Superintendents
Application for all Districts except large 5 city School District (pdf 1 MB)
2015-16 Statewide Averages to be Used in Computing Aids Payable during the 2015-16 School Year
2015-16 State Aid Projections: Preliminary Estimates of 2014-15 and 2015-16 State Aids Payable Under Section 3609 and Other Aids

School Technology Voucher Program (STVP)

Still haven't completed your SchoolTech Voucher application?
Apply now and check out the new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Field Memo Guidance: Accounting for NYS-STVP Funds (pdf 46 KB)

Last Updated: January 15, 2016