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Office of Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid

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 will 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 not meeting SAP may submit an appeal to have their federal financial aid reinstated, please view the deadline page on the financial aid webpage.

Guide to Financial Aid on CUNYfirst

View your awards online

  • Login to CUNYfirst
  • Click on "Student Center"
  • Click on " View Financial Aid"
  • Select Aid Year

Funding Your Education

We urge students to apply for federal and New York state financial aid every year.

Academic Year Tax Year Submit FAFSA as early as
    2018-2019      2016      10/01/17
    2019-2020      2017      10/01/18

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Announcements & Updates

  • The Excelsior Scholarship application for the Spring 2019 is opened from November 29, 2018 until January 14, 2019.
  • 2019-20 FAFSA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year is now available! You may complete the 2019-20 FAFSA with 2017 Tax information.

  • 2018-19 FAFSA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-2019 academic year is still available. You may complete the 2018-19 FAFSA with 2016 Tax information.


School Code

  • Federal (FAFSA): 002688
  • NY State (TAP/APTS): 1411 (Undergraduate only)


Wille Administration Building
Room 104
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
p: 212.650.6656
f: 212.650.5829

School Code

FAFSA: 002688
TAP: 1411



Monday: 9:00am - 4:45pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm*
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm*
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:45pm
Friday: By pre-arranged appointment only & at one stop 9:00am - 5:00pm (Limited services available)

* Tuesday and Wednesday hours are 9:00 am - 4:45 pm when classes are not in session.

More Information

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

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