Downloadable Forms (2020-2021)

CUNY - COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

The current forms, if required, are available via student's "To-Do-List" on CUNYfirst as well as in the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Please read the instructions on the forms carefully before completing the form At this time, students can submit their signed documents through the Secure Portal.
  • The Financial Aid Office can only accept "Wet Signatures" (Signing with a pen).
  • Any forms, request or consent completed with lead pencil or incomplete forms will not be accepted.​
  • Follow-up with your CUNYfirst To-do-list and check your student email.
  • Parent's signatures are also required for dependent students.

2020-2021 Verification and Other Forms
  1. Student Aid Report Intake Checklist SAR (Attach together with verification)
  2. ISIR Signature page (Attach together with verification)
  3. V1 Dependent - Standard Verification
  4. V4 Dependent - Custom Verification
  5. V5 Dependent - Aggregate Verification
  6. V1 Independent - Standard Verification
  7. V4 Independent - Custom Verification
  8. V5 Independent  - Aggregate Verification
  9. 2018 Verification of Non-filing Letter Status
  10. Additional Explanation
  11. Asset Verification
  12. Confirmation of Citizenship/Immigration Document Statement (Proof of Citizenship Only)
  13. Consortium Agreement (Non-CUNY permits)
  14. Cost of Attendance Adjustment & Expense Appeal
  15. COVID-19
  16. Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress Reinstatement (SAP)
  17. Income Adjustment Worksheet (Students and dependents who experience a loss of income)
  18. Independence Appeal
  19. IRS Non-Filing Statement (For parents or spouses who do not have SSN, ITIN or EIN numbers)
  20. IRS Get Transcripts Website - Verification of Non-filing Letter, Wage and Income Transcript, Tax Return Transcript

Please ensure that the SAR Check List and ISIR Signature is included with your document submission.

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.

Federal Direct Loan Forms
Undergraduate Students

In order to apply for a loan, undergraduate students must submit a Direct Loan Processing Form on CUNYfirst. To navigate and complete the application you must have a valid 2020-2021 FAFSA on file.

  1. Log onto your CUNYfirst account and click on "Student Center".
  2. On the Student Center page, navigate to the Direct Loan Processing Form and link.
  3. Fill out a Direct Loan Processing Form.

Student's may cancel, reduce or request an additional loan after completing the application CUNYfirst. Please fill out the form and submit it to the financial aid office.


  • Reduction / Cancellation Request
  • Additional Federal Direct Loan Application
Graduate Students

All matriculated students in a Masters or Ph.D. program, with a valid 2020-2021 FAFSA, will automatically be “packaged” with a Federal Direct Unsubsidized student loan.

Graduate students will be required to “Accept” their loan via the “Accept/Decline”.

  1. Log onto your CUNYfirst account and click on "Student Center".
  2. On the Student Center page, navigate to Finances
  3. Click on Accept/Decline Awards.

(Prior to accepting the loan, a graduate student will have the option to decrease the amount of unsubsidized loan)


  • Graduate Student Summer 2020 Loan Application
  • Graduate PLUS Loan (credit based loan for Masters and Ph.D. students)
  • Graduate PLUS Loan Reduction / Cancellation Request
  • Student Loan Reduction / Cancellation Request

Parent PLUS Loan

  • Parent PLUS Loan Application (credit based loan for parent(s) of dependent undergraduate student only) 
  • Parent PLUS Loan Reduction / Cancellation Request

For more information, please visit

Financial Aid Filedrop

The Financial Aid Office Secure Portal - Safe electronic way to submit your documents.

  1. Faster and secure way to submit required document(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.
  4. Use your Citymail email for document submission
  5. Your Employee ID is your EMPLID Number (Student ID Number is next to your name on CUNYfirst)
  6. Use a pen to sign your All of your financial aid documents
  7. Take a picture of completed documents
  8. Rename documents : 12345678 John Doe Verification , 12345678 John Doe Fed Tax 2018

 Secure File Pic

*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.*

Last Updated: 08/17/2021 16:39