Financial Aid

The new 2024-2025 FAFSA is NOW available! FAFSA School Code: 002698. Read about the changes here.

Financial Aid Offers are now being sent to students. Be sure to check your email or CUNYfirst account to view your offer. If you have not filed your 2024-25 FAFSA application or have not entered the College of Staten Island School code, 002698, to your application, submit it as soon as possible. If you need assistance, schedule an appointment and join us in our FAFSA filing lab.

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.

Special or Unusual Circumstance 

If the information provided on your FAFSA has changed due to unforeseen circumstances, you may ask financial aid administrator to review for Special or Unusual Circumstances

If you need to submit documents to Financial Aid, please follow the step-by-step directions to uploading documents in Student Forms.

Please note all courses must be added by Tuesday, September 3, 2024 for Fall 2024 semester to count towards your financial aid.

We are committed to help you with all of your Financial Aid concerns.

In-person: Visit Enrollment Services in 2A-106

Monday - Friday

9:00 am- 4:45 pm



Office Information

Office of Student Financial Aid

Terri Sangiorgio - Director

Email Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Information on Summer Pell Grant

    • Withdrawing from any Summer session prior to Monday, July 15, may result in removal or recalculation of Summer Pell grant.

  • Tuition-free Education at CSI: Excelsior Scholarship application is now available! Apply by Application deadline of August 31, 2024.
    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.

  • Nurses for Our Future Scholarship: To apply and for additional information visit NYS website.

  • 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