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Application Process

The College administers financial aid programs from federal, state and local agencies. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on the Web at to apply for all federal aid including Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans. If you (or your parent) do not yet have an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically, you can apply for an FSA ID here.
You will receive a confirmation page after you submit your FAFSA. Save a copy for your records.  New York residents should follow the link to apply for New York State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Completing these forms ensures that you have applied for federal and state financial aid. If you missed the TAP link on the FAFSA confirmation page you can apply directly by going to once your FAFSA has been processed.

A new FAFSA application is available on October 1 of each year. Students should apply for financial aid as soon as they decide to apply for admission or readmission to the College. Continuing students must file a Renewal FAFSA every year.
January 31- priority deadline for summer/fall
November 30 - priority deadline for spring.
Filing by the applicable priority deadline makes it more likely that you will have financial aid available to help you pay the bill for tuition and fees by the due date.

Financial Aid is awarded up to the cost of attendance. This may cover direct and indirect cost of your attendance.  Direct costs include your tuition and fees. Indirect costs include: books and supplies, transportation, food, etc. Actual costs for individual students will vary. Additional cost of education and student budget details are available online:

Grants and scholarships are considered "gift aid" and do not need to be repaid. Examples of grants you might qualify for are the Federal Pell Grant Program and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). More information on federal and state aid is available online: Visit the following links for additional resources on Scholarship Opportunities, Federal Direct Loans, and Private Loans.

CUNY Supplement

In addition to filing your FAFSA and TAP applications, you should complete the CUNY Financial Aid Supplement Form.  Completing this supplement may qualify you for additional financial aid.  The CUNY Supplement Form can be completed through your CUNYfirst account at

Additional Financial Aid Information

Verification of Application Data
The Department of Education selects a certain number of applications for a process called Verification.  If your application is selected, the Office of Student Financial Aid will notify you of the documentation that you will need to submit.  Students will not be paid federal financial aid until Verification is complete.

Remedial Courses and Federal Aid
Aid eligibility is limited to a maximum of 30 equated credits of remedial coursework.