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.

CUNY COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

FAFSA

FAFSA

Create an account (FSA ID).

Start the FAFSA® form at www.studentaid.gov

NYS

TAP

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

Checklist
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.

Coronavirus Update - CUNY COVID-19 FAQ's

CCNY Financial Aid office will begin on-campus counseling by appointment.  Financial aid will also accept limited walk-ins  with priority given to students with an appointment due to health and safety concerns. You can only book an appointment online with this link.  You can not book an appointment on-campus with the Kiosk.   Book A Financial Aid Appointment  

Our dedicated staff will still be answering your on demand questions via zoom as we have throughout the pandemic.

Document submission will not change for 2021-2022. You will need to sign, scan and upload any documents you brought in for us to review on-campus. You must still upload all documents to the secure portal

Temporary 0% Interest: Final Extension of COVID-19 Benefits Until Jan. 31, 2022

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 emergency, interest on most federal student loans has been temporarily set at 0%. The 0% interest will last from March 13, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2022.


The Financial Aid Office - document submission - secure portal.

Secure Portal Link: https://securetransfer.ccny.cuny.edu/filedrop/financialaid
City College of New York Student documents should be uploaded on our Secure Portal.

Advantages of document submission through our secure portal:

  1. Faster and secure way to submit required documents(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.*

 


The best way to contact the Financial Aid Office is by Zoom or telephone.

Zoom hours of operation are: https://ccny.zoom.us/j/2126506656
Monday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: Closed

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

Note: Only Financial Aid documents listed on your CUNYfirst To-Do-List as well as 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

CUNY - COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

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 am - 4 pm with longer hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 6:00 pm. 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 212-650-6656.

 

  • Temporary 0% Interest: Final Extension of COVID-19 Benefits Until Jan. 31, 2022

    To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 emergency, interest on most federal student loans has been temporarily set at 0%. The 0% interest will last from March 13, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2022.

  • Financial aid will be open on campus. On-campus by Appointment only w/limited walk-in's.  Any document submission still has to be sent through the secure portal.

  • The Financial Aid Office is accepting 2021-2022 Verification Documents started on March 1st 2021.
  • Deadline to submit 2020-2021 Verification is on July 30th, 2021.
  • The Financial Aid Office is pleased to announce our new secure porta securetransfer.ccny.cuny.edu/filedrop/financialaid@ccny.cuny.edu ">l to securely submit all of your financial aid documents.
  • 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 15, 2020 to be able to receive the Fall 2021 TAP/APTS/VTA/Excelsior and other NYS Scholarship award(s). Minors must also be declared or changed by September 14, 2021
  • 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 18th, 2021 to be able to receive the Spring 2022 TAP/APTS/VTA/Excelsior and other NYS Scholarship award(s). Minors must also be declared or changed by February 17th, 2022.
  • FACTS helps students understand and monitor their eligibility for selected New York State financial aid programs: TAP, APTS, and selected HESC scholarships.
  • You Can Now File FAFSA from Your Phone!

Funding Your Education

Funding Your Education

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process.
Apply for federal and New York State financial aid every school year.

Academic Year Tax Year Submit FAFSA as early as
2022- 2023     2020           10/01/2021
2021 - 2022     2019           10/01/2020
     

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work Study - Fall/Spring 2021-2022:
Placement and Eligibility Screening begins in September 2021 (Details coming soon through your citymail account)

Information and instructions regarding Fall 2021 FWS have been emailed to FWS supervisors and students who received FWS offers for the 2021-2022 academic year via their official CCNY email addresses

Federal Work Study On-Campus Jobs

Special note for students and families with income loss

Students who experience a loss in income based on the COVID-19 pandemic, may qualify for additional federal student assistance. When completing the FAFSA, a student reports income information from two years prior. If you have had a loss in income and previously did not qualify for a Federal Pell Grant, you may be eligible for additional funds based on an income adjustment. Possible circumstances may include unemployment, death of a wage-earner (parent, if dependent; spouse, if independent), divorce, loss of untaxed income (such as child support). A review of your circumstance will require income and substantiating support documentation for the circumstance.

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

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

Book an Appointment with a financial aid Counselor

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

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

CUNY- COVID-19 FAQ's

Zoom - No appointment needed

Zoom Hours Meeting ID: 2126506656
Monday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: Closed


Phones will be operational on Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

General Office Hours  
Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-  5:00 pm