Admissions & Aid

Business education
done differently.

At Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, we get students ready for business success in 24 months for just $8,900 per year.

Application Timeline

Ready to take the first step toward launching your business career? Our rolling admissions process is designed to align with your planning needs.

Application Open

Application & Financial Assistance Deadline

Fall 2024 Cohort

September 4 Start Date

August 1, 2024

August 19, 2024

Spring 2025 Cohort

March 3 Start Date

May 1, 2024

February 17, 2025

Fall 2025 Cohort

September 8 Start Date

August 1, 2025

August 25, 2025

Fall 2024 Cohort

September 4 Start Date

Application Open

August 1, 2024

Application & Financial Assistance Deadline

August 19, 2024

Spring 2025 Cohort

March 3 Start Date

Application Open

May 1, 2024

Application & Financial Assistance Deadline

February 17, 2025

Fall 2025 Cohort

September 8 Start Date

Application Open

August 1, 2025

Application & Financial Assistance Deadline

August 25, 2025

How to Apply

Tuition & Financial Assistance

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Thanks to the generosity of our founder, Tom Golisano, our students are ready to achieve entrepreneurial success without the financial strain of debt.
Our total cost before need-based financial aid is just $8,900 per year for two years, with no FAFSA required.

Tuition + Books + Technology = $8,900

Need-based Financial Assistance

The NYS Free and Reduced Lunch Criteria determines eligibility for need-based financial assistance.
A copy of your Federal Tax Return transcript is required. Once provided, financial assistance eligibility information will be issued upon admission.

If you are determined eligible for free or reduced lunch, your annual net costs are:

Scholarship Eligibility

Grant Amount

Net Costs

Free Lunch Eligibility
$6,900/year
$2,000/year
Reduced Lunch Eligibility
$4,900/year
$4,000/year
No Eligibility
$0/year
$8,900/year

Free Lunch Eligibility

Grant Amount

$6,900/year

Net Costs

$2,000/year

Reduced Lunch Eligibility

Grant Amount

$4,900/year

Net Costs

$4,000/year

No Eligibility

Grant Amount

$0/year

Net Costs

$8,900/year

All need-based financial assistance eligibility requires a copy of Federal Tax Return transcript.  Remember, Golisano Institute does not require the FAFSA. Please use the following grid for the filing year:

Tax Filing Year

September 2024 Start
2022
February 2025 Start
2023
September 2025 Start
2023
February 2026 Start
2024

September 2024 Start

Tax Filing Year
2022

February 2025 Start

Tax Filing Year
2023

September 2025 Start

Tax Filing Year
2023

February 2026 Start

Tax Filing Year
2024

Employer-Partner Tuition Benefits

Tuition benefits are available to support employees and employee spouses/dependents of Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship partner employers.

Joint Degree Programs

For graduates that want to eventually pursue a bachelor degree, the Institute has joint degree partnerships with three colleges and universities. All of these options provide high-quality options and significantly reduce the overall cost of a bachelor degree.
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Apply for Free

Think you’d be a good fit for Golisano Institute? Enrollment for September 2024 is now open. Begin your application today.

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