Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid at City College of New York
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 who do not meet SAP may submit an appeal to have their federal financial aid reinstated, please view the deadline page on the financial aid webpage.
- Create an account (FSA ID).
- Start the FAFSA® form at www.studentaid.gov
CCNY College code: 002688
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.
Announcements & Updates
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 Sunday, February 16th, 2020 to be able to receive the Spring 2020 TAP/APTS/VTA/Excelsior and other NYS Scholarship award(s). Minors must also be declared or changed by February 16th, 2020.
FACTS helps students understand and monitor their eligibility for selected New York State financial aid programs: TAP, APTS, and selected HESC scholarships.
Deadline for Excelsior Spring 2020 Term: January 20th, 2020.
You Can Now File FAFSA from Your Phone.
Direct Loan Application Deadline - FALL 2019 only is December 2nd, 2019.
2020-2021 FAFSA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year available October 1st 2019! You may complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA with 2018 Tax information.
The City College of New York is pleased to inform you that undocumented and other students may now apply for New York State Aid under the Senator Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act (NYS DREAM Act). Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements of the NYS DREAM Act can now apply for TAP (through June 30, 2020), and for the Excelsior Scholarship (through August 15, 2019).
Funding Your Education
Wille Administration Building
160 Convent Avenue - Room 104
New York, NY 10031
Phone: 1(212) 650-6656
Fax: 1(212) 650-5829
- Federal (FAFSA): 002688
- NY State (TAP/APTS): 1411 (Undergraduate Only)