Office Virtually Open for Business
Until further notice, our office will be operating virtually Monday through Friday, during regular business hours 9 am to 5 pm.
Please note, currently the College is closed for in-person services. You can reach us by an email at email@example.com or Contact Us link from our website and we will respond to your inquiries. You can also leave a voice message at 718-982-2030 and we will return your call.
If you need to submit documents to Financial Aid, please follow the step-by-step directions to uploading documents in CUNYfirst or video directions to assist you.
Please note all courses must be added by Thursday, February 4, 2021 for Spring 2021 to count towards your financial aid.
We are committed to help you with all of your Financial Aid concerns during this unprecedented time. Do not hesitate to contact us.
Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid
The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid of the College of Staten Island is to increase opportunities for students' access and success in higher education by helping students and their families seek, obtain, and make the best use of public and private financial assistance programs for post-secondary education. The Office aims to generate delivery of aid funds to students most expeditiously while complying with all applicable rules, regulations and procedures of funding entities, CUNY, and the College.
The Spring 2021 Excelsior application is now available. Deadline to apply is February 11, 2021.
Tuition-free Education at CSI
For New York residents with family income up to $125,000 annually. New York State application required. For additional information see the CUNY Excelsior Scholarship FAQs.
- CSI Federal Direct Loan Application
The deadline to submit a Summer Direct Loan application is July 1
The deadline to submit a Fall-only Direct Loan application is November 30 (if scheduled to graduate at end of semester, or will not re-enroll in Spring for at least 6 credits)
The deadline to submit a Fall-Spring Direct Loan is April 30
- Electronic Federal Work-Study Timesheet (Supervisors only)
- Apply for Financial Aid in a Few Easy Steps (For an ADA accessible copy of this document, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid)