Downloadable Forms (2020-2021)

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.
  • Follow-up with your CUNYfirst To-do-list and check your student email.
  • Any forms, request or consent completed with lead pencil or incomplete forms will not be accepted.​
  • Accepted Signature Types: Handwritten signatures scanned or e-signatures. 
  • Parent's signatures are also required for dependent students.

2020-2021 Verification Forms

Dependent Students

Independent Students

Additional Forms

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.

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)

Parent PLUS Loan

For more information, please visit

Financial Aid Filedrop

The Financial Aid Office is pleased to announce our new secure portal effective Friday, March 13, 2020.


Advantages of this new portal:

  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.

*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.*