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A Caring Community of Support

ASC offers big opportunities for students while still small enough to provide personalized support for student success. Parental and family support is crucial for all Pioneers, so we want to make it easy for the family to be involved. As a Pioneer Parent, you’re a vital member of our campus community.

To keep in touch, Alfred State provides families a monthly newsletter. Check out a recent edition.

December 2023 ASC Parent & Family Newsletter

P*Net | 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 is test optional.
  •  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.

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.

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. Come visit our campus and see ASC for yourself or call us at 800-4-ALFRED (800-425-3733).

*Fall 2022 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 90 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.