Financial Aid Checklist

Federal Aid Applicants

Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, Work-Study and Direct Loans (student/parent)

  • Complete a FAFSA ( application each year using “prior–prior” (i.e. 2017 income for 2019-2020 FAFSA; 2018 income for 2020-2021 FAFSA).  List the CCNY college code - 002688 on the application.
  • In 3-5 business days after submitting a FAFSA, you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) via email.  
  • It is important to read the “Comments” section of the SAR to determine if there are any issues that must be resolved. Failure to follow-up may result in a delayed disbursement of financial aid funds.
  • If you need to submit documents, we recommend making an appointment online by going to the CCNY webpage:  Appointment
  • Always review your CUNYfirst “To Do List” to make sure you do not have any unresolved items.
  • Check your CCNY (Citymail) email account often for important financial aid information.


New York State Aid Applicants

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Aid for Part-time study (APTS), Veterans Tuition Award (VTA) and Scholarships, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Part-time TAP

  • Check DegreeWorks™ (an online advisement and tracking system) via the CUNYportal to stay informed about your degree progress.
  • New York State residents can complete a TAP application on each year and include CCNY college code 1411 (undergraduate only) on the application.
  • If you have graduated from a high school outside the United States, you must meet the "Ability to Benefit" requirement by the 21st day of the semester. For more information, contact the Evaluation and Testing Office
  • Wille Administration Building, Room A-213. Phone: 1(212) 650-6488
  • If you are a transfer student, be sure to follow-up with the Admissions Office to ensure that all of your transcripts have been evaluated.
  • Declare/change a major, concentration or a minor once you earn or transfer 60 credits, before the deadline (refer to the “Academic Calendar”) on the CCNY website.
  • Consult with your academic advisor before registering each semester to ensure that at least 12 credits are contributory towards your program of study.


Excelsior Scholarship:

New York State residents should feel free to apply for the Excelsior Scholarship. Learn more