Financial Aid Events
Join us for 2024-2025 Financial Aid Town Hall on Thursday, 12/7/2023 at 2:30pm in 1P-111 or Register in advance here.
2024-25 FAFSA Simplification
New Changes to take place beginning with the 2024-2025 FAFSA! The new FAFSA will not be available October 1st as usual. Expected launch is December 2023. Read about the changes here
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.
If the information provided on your FAFSA has changed due to unforeseen circumstances, you may submit a Special Circumstances form and provide supporting documentation. All Special Circumstances requests are considered by the Financial Aid Review Committee.
For additional information on special circumstances, please contact us.
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 Thursday, August 31, 2023 for Fall 2023 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*
*The Office will close at 2pm on 12/7/23. Come join us for a Town Hall in 1P-111!
Virtual Office: Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-4:00pm**
**There will be no virtual office for the month of December.
Apply now for Excelsior Scholarship: Tuition-free Education at CSI! Deadline to apply is August 31, 2023.
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