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

1-17-2018
2018-19 Executive Budget School Aid Estimates On The NYS Division of Budget Website


To view your district's estimates enter your district 6-digit BEDS code or district name in the top left hand corner under View District Data.


1-03-2018
Reminder - Upcoming Deadline
To guarantee inclusion in the February 15th database file, all changes to 2017-18 SAMS should be submitted by January 15, 2018.


12-05-2017
2017-18 State Aid Output Reports now available within SAMS and to the Public.


10-20-2017
New Automated Bus Purchase System Now Available in 2017-18 SAMS!
Release Announcement and District Guidance
SAMS Bus Purchase System Manual for District Users


10-16-2017
Final Building Aid Statewide Average Interest Rate based on debt incurred by districts between 7/1/16 and 6/30/17.
Building Aid Statewide Average Interest Rate
09-29-2017
Information regarding Spreading Overpayment Deductions Over Three Years Pursuant to Education Law 3604(5)
Memo to Superintendents of Public School Districts and District Superintendents
Application requesting a Three Year Overpayment Recovery (pdf 5 KB)
09-26-2017
Statewide Interest Rate for Assumed Amortizations of Transportation Capital Expenses for the 2017-18 Aid Year
Transportation Capital Expense Statewide Average Interest Rates
09-22-2017
Interest Rate Reduction on Assumed Amortizations for Building Aid Purposes
09-13-2017
2017-18 Description of Payment Schedule for General State Aid Payments Combined Fixed and Individualized Payment schedule with a Sustaining Spring Advance.
2017-18 Payment Schedule Description
09-11-2017
Late-Filed Independent Audits
Impact of late filed Independent Audits on State Aid Payments
08-31-2017
2017-18 State Aid Calendar of Deadlines
08-22-2017
Now Available
2017-18 FTE Calculator for the Calculation of Student Full time Equivalent Attendance
08-14-2017
Bus borrowing information on Schedule F6 is required by September 1 in order for the State Aid Office to calculate a statewide average interest rate for transportation capital assumed amortization calculations.
Information regarding 2017-18 SAMS Schedule F6 filing
08-11-2017
Important Reminder on SA-132 and SA-135 borrowing forms due September 1, 2017.
Notice on SA-132 and SA-135 submission deadline
08-11-2017
Important Reminder on SA-139 Submission deadline of October 16, 2017 for guaranteed inclusion in the November 2017 Frozen data file
Notice on SA-139 submission deadline
08-11-2017
Guidance on State Aid for Water Testing and Remediation (Revised 8/2017)
08-10-2017
Guidance for District and BOCES Accounting for Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA)
(PDF doc PDF version)
08-04-2017
Now Available - 2017-18 Claim Forms are now available in SAMS
For additional Information link to SAMS Information and SAMS Training Materials
07-19-2017
Final Review of fall 2016 Enrollment and Free & Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) Counts Affecting your District’s State Aid (PDF doc 59 KB)
07-18-2017
2017-18 State Aid Handbook (PDF doc 1 MB)
07-11-2017
Changes to the ST-3 Form for the 2016-17 School Year (2017-18 Claim year SAMS)
List of changes to 2016-17 School Year ST-3 Form (2017-18 Claim Year)
06-13-2017
Bus Purchase Approval Automation Project: Announcement & Preliminary Guidance
(PDF doc 115 KB)
05-30-2017
School Calendar Update
05-30-2017
2017-18 Charter School Basic Tuition
Definition and listing of 2017-18 Charter School Basic Tuition and Supplemental Basic Tuition Rates.
04-27-2017
New Information on the Aid Related to the Water Testing Portion of the 2016-17 SAMS Form FB Schedule W (Water testing and Remediation)
04-25-2017
Special Apportionment for Salary Expenses to accrue to 2016-17 from 2017-18
Informational Memo to Superintendents
Application for all Districts except NYC and Yonkers (pdf icon 134 KB)
04-25-2017
Public Pension Accrual Pursuant to Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015
Informational Memo to Superintendents
Application for all Districts except large 5 city School District (pdf icon 104 MB)
04-20-2017
Implementation of Interest Rate Reduction on Assumed Amortizations for Building Aid
04-19-2017
2017-18 Statewide Averages to be Used in Computing Aids Payable during the 2017-18 School Year
04-11-2017
2017-18 State Aid Projections: Preliminary Estimates of 2016-17 and 2017-18 State Aids Payable Under Section 3609 plus Other Aids.

04-05-2017
School Calendar Advisory Regarding Scheduled Half Days
03-22-2017
Counting 180 Days of Session for 2016-17: Scheduling a Superintendent’s Conference Day on Monday, June 26th 2017
Last Updated: January 17, 2018