Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid

The City College Financial Aid Office administers federal and state funds, as well as those provided by special programs, the City University of New York and the College itself, to ensure that you have an opportunity to pursue higher education at CCNY. The office will work with you to combine scholarships, grants, loans, work-study opportunities and governmental benefits into a package to help meet the difference between the cost of college and the contributions you and your family are expected to provide.

Feel free to learn requirements about grants, scholarships and loan programs. Most of our awards are "need based", and you will have to maintain "good academic standing". to qualify for your awards. See the Federal and New York State Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements.

Students who do not meet SAP may submit an appeal to have their federal financial aid reinstated, please review the deadline page on the financial aid webpage.


  1. Create an account (FSA ID). If you never applied for Federal aid.
  2. Apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA after you obtained an FSA ID

CCNY Title IV School Code: 002688



After submitting the FAFSA, New York State resident can start your state application on the on-line FAFSA confirmation page to complete your TAP application.

TAP School Code: 1411

Follow up

If you submitted a FAFSA online, you should receive your SAR in three to five days.

Carefully review to make sure all the information is correct. If there are any errors, you can correct them online if you completed your FAFSA on the Web. Make sure to follow-up with your CUNYfirst To Do List.

2021-2022 Academic Year Document Submission - Secure Portal
Secure Portal Link: https://securetransfer.ccny.cuny.edu/filedrop/financialaid
City College of New York student documents must be uploaded on our Secure Portal.

Advantages of document submission through our Secure Portal:

1. Faster and secure way to submit required document(s).
2. No need to be on campus or wait in line at the Financial Aid Office to submit your required documents.
3. Documents are auto date stamped upon submission.

*To protect your PII (Personally Identifiable Information), any email attachments sent to the Financial Aid Office outside of this new portal will be immediately deleted without review.*


2022-2023 Academic Year- Document Submissions (New)
Campus Logic Student Forms: https://cuny-cty.verifymyfafsa.com/
You can now verify your FAFSA documents electronically through Campus Logic Student Forms

Student Forms
Student forms is our new student portal that allows students (and parents) to electronically sign and upload documents! This means that you can submit your financial aid documents securely without having to come into the campus Financial Aid Office. As the students and the college financial aid staff work through the forms, the Student Forms software will send updates in real time with documentation that is needed based on the answers provided by the students. Once you have submitted all your forms to resolve outstanding financial aid tasks, the integration with our other CUNY applications will update CUNYfirst in real time.

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CUNY has implemented the Single Sign-On (SSO) feature with CUNY Student Forms. You will see the “Verify My FAFSA” To Do list item in their CUNYfirst Student Center. You will click the link in the To Do list item which will direct you to the CUNY Student Forms website. The SSO will log you into the portal where you will need to confirm your personal identifying information (Name, SSN, & Date of Birth) that matches your FAFSA. Once you have successfully created your account, you will be able to take care of tasks electronically.

See link for additional instructions about Student Forms https://www.cuny.edu/financial-aid/student-forms/
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Contact the Financial Aid Office in-person or by Zoom.   General questions about eligibility via telephone.

Zoom hours of operation are:
Monday and Thursday: 10:00am - 1:00pm  
Tuesday and Wednesday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday: Closed


Telephone hours of operation are:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Telephone: 1(212) 650-6656

Note: Only 2021-2022 Financial Aid documents listed on your CUNYfirst To-Do-List as well as 2021-2022 Additional Direct Loan Request forms must be submitted through the Secure Portal. All documents must be uploaded as a single file. Due to the high volume of documents, please allow at least 6 weeks for processing. We receive a large volume of emails every day and aren't always able to respond to emails right away. If you are in need of an immediate response from us, please call the Financial Aid Office or visit us on Zoom so that we can assist you. Otherwise, we are responding to all emails in the order in which they were received.

Announcements & Updates

  1. Welcome to our Virtual Financial Aid Front Desk - The City College of New York Virtual Financial Aid Front Desk will be open Monday and Thursday from 10:00am - 1:00pm. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Our dedicated staff will be answering all of your concerns about financial aid. Please join us by using the link below or manually entering the 10 digit meeting ID number. We look forward to seeing you live online. https://ccny.zoom.us/j/2126506656  Join Meeting ID is 2126506656.

  2. Financial aid will be open on campus.  Any 2021-2022 document submission still has to be sent through the Secure Portal. 

  3. Deadline to submit 2021-2022 Verification is on July 29th, 2022.

  4. 2022-2023 Academic Year Financial Aid Documents will be submitted through Campus Logic Student Forms. Student Forms is accessible using your CUNYfirst login user name and password.

  5. The Financial Aid Office will be accepting 2022-2023 Verification Documents via Campus Logic Student Forms. A new online platform called Student Forms for students to securely submit all 2022-2023 Verification and various FAFSA related documentation. Student Forms provides a single secure portal for all FAFSA related document submission making submission faster and easier.  

  6. One of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC) academic eligibility requirements is that students must declare a major when they have accumulated 60 or more credits. You must declare or change a Major no later than September 14, 2022 to be able to receive the Fall 2022 TAP/APTS/VTA/Excelsior and other NYS Scholarship award(s). Minors must also be declared or changed by September 14, 2022.

  7. One of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC) academic eligibility requirements is that students must declare a major when they have accumulated 60 or more credits. You must declare or change a Major no later than February 14th, 2022 to be able to receive the Spring 2023 TAP/APTS/VTA/Excelsior and other NYS Scholarship award(s). Minors must also be declared or changed by February 14th, 2022.

  8. FACTS helps students understand and monitor their eligibility for selected New York State financial aid programs: TAP, APTS, and selected HESC scholarships.

  9. You Can Now File FAFSA from Your Phone!

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work Study - Fall/Spring 202-2023:
Placement and Eligibility Screening begins in September 2022.

Information and instructions regarding Fall 2022 FWS will be emailed to FWS supervisors and students who received FWS offers for the 2022-2023 academic year via their official CCNY email addresses.

Federal Work Study On-Campus Jobs

Location (On-Campus Appointments with limited walk-in's) 

Wille Administration Building
160 Convent Avenue - Room 104
New York, NY 10031

Phone: 1(212) 650-6656
E-Mail: financialaid@ccny.cuny.edu

School Code:
Federal (FAFSA): 002688
NY State (TAP/APTS): 1411 (Undergraduate Only)

Zoom Hours Meeting ID: 2126506656
Monday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday:   2:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday:   2:00pm - 6:000pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 1:000pm
Friday: Closed

Zoom - No appointment required

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Schedule an On-Campus Appointment