Office Virtually Open for Business

Our office will be operating virtually Monday through Friday, during regular business hours 9 am to 5 pm. You can reach us by an email at 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.

For in-person services:

We will have financial aid representatives in Enrollment Services to assist you. Enrollment Services office hours are

Monday -Thursday 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please visit CSI Staff Re-Entry | Presidential Communications | CSI CUNY Website

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 Tuesday, August 31, 2021 for Fall 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.


Information on: ARP HEERF III - Student Emergency Grant FAQsHEERF II - CRRSAA Student Emergency GrantHEERF II - CRRSAA FAQs and CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Program FAQs

Information on: CUNY Comeback Program


Contact Information

Terri Sangiorgio
Building 2A, Room 401
Phone : 718.982.2030
Fax : 646.664.3984
Email Terri Sangiorgio

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Office Hours

Monday -Thursday 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Information on Summer Pell Grant

  • Excelsior Scholarship: Tuition-free Education at CSI
    Apply for 2021-22 Excelsior Scholarship application now! The deadline to apply is 8/31/2021.
    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

Application Process

The College administers financial aid programs from federal, state and local agencies.


Download the forms in pdf format

Federal Loans

To apply you must complete the loan application

Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students

TAP/APTS & HESC Scholarships

New York State-funded grants for qualifying matriculated undergraduate students

On Campus Housing

Students can use funds from the principal federal financial aid programs to help pay for accommodations