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Financial Aid

File a 2016-17 FAFSA now!


Spring 2016 Financial Aid on CUNYfirst



The new CUNYfirst system is active at City College. However, the "Financial Aid" module will not be active until late Spring of 2016.  For now: CUNYfirst and your financial aid

The City College Financial Aid Office administers federal and state funds, as well as those provided by special programs 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 opportunities and governmental benefits into a package to help meet the difference between the cost of college and the contributions you and your families are able to make.

Most of our award amounts are need based, and you will have to maintain good academic standing.

We urge you to apply for financial aid for each upcoming year before the priority deadline of March 15 each year. This site is designed to help you through that process, and we invite you to visit our office in person, email us at or call us at (212) 650-6656.  

The 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Aid) is now available at  Students and/or their parents should file a 2014 federal tax return (and a New York state tax return, if applicable) as soon as possible.

Using the "IRS Data Retrieval Tool" is the preferred way to enter your 2014 income information on to your 2015-16 FAFSA.  You must wait for three (3) weeks after you have filed your federal tax return electronically or eight (8) weeks if you mailed it, before attempting to use the "IRS Data Retrieval Tool". 

* Early FAFSA filers are more likely to receive the earliest Federal Work-Study, Federal SEOG and Federal Perkins loan awards, which were made in April 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year.

  • Paying For College - A CUNY Guide to Financial Aid
  • 2015-2016 CUNY Financial Aid Award Guide (For students who have received their 2015-16 financial aid awards)
    Need money for your education? Visit for the current application. City College of New York federal school code : 002688
  • Funding Your Education - A guide to federal student aid
  • Student Aid on the Web
  • FastWeb FastWeb's free scholarship search includes more than 600,000 scholarships worth more than $1 billion. FastWeb is provided completely free and City College is a proud FastWeb member school.
  • NY State Higher Education Services Corporation

    City College of New York school codes for New York state: Undergraduate - 1411

    (Note: Effective with the 2010-11 academic year with the exception of veterans, graduate students can no longer receive TAP.)

    Apply for New York state financial aid


  • The priority deadline* was March 15, 2015, however, students should file their FAFSA as soon as possible.

    (The final deadline for filing a 2015-16 FAFSA is May 22, 2016.)


Updated - 3/24/16



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

p: 212.650.6656
f: 212.650.5829


Monday: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm*
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm*
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday: by pre-arranged appointment only

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

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