Financial Aid Certification & Tracking System

Financial Aid Certification and Tracking System

FACTS is a financial aid advisory tool that will help you track your eligibility for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Aid for Part Time Study (APTS) and selected HESC Scholarships. FACTS determines eligibility to receive an award each semester.

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Logging on to FACTS

Step 1
  1. Login to CUNYfirst at
  2. Select "HR/Campus Solutions" from the left menu.
  3. Navigate to "Self Service" followed by "Student Center".
  4. In the Advisement/Transcript section click “FACTS – Financial Aid” link.

FACTS - Financial Aid is found under Advisement/Transcript

Step 2

Click Current Eligibility.

Once you are registered the “Current Eligibility” tab allows you to view your current status for TAP as well as past aid history. You can view a summary or detailed view of your information.

Details is found under Current Eligibility
Once you click on the “Details”,  you will be able to view your TAP eligiblity record shown below:

Image of details page showing eligible financial aid packages


Step 3

FACTS Transcript allows you to view current and past semesters registered courses and their eligibility status for aid. Contact your Academic Advisor regarding courses flagged as not contributory towards program of study (degree).

View of transcript page, found on FACTS Transcript History


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

It is not your official financial aid record. All official financial aid information is stored on the College's Student Information Management System- SIMS or CUNYfirst System. Review the college catalog for the official documentation on academic programs, requirements and financial aid regulations.

Last Updated: 10/14/2021 11:22