Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid

The City College Financial Aid Office administers federal and state funds, as well as those provided by special programs, the City University of New York and the College itself, to ensure that you have an opportunity to pursue higher education at CCNY. The office will work with you to combine scholarships, grants, loans, work-study opportunities and governmental benefits into a package to help meet the difference between the cost of college and the contributions you and your family are expected to provide.

Feel free to learn requirements about grants, scholarships and loan programs. Most of our awards are "need based", and you will have to maintain "good academic standing". to qualify for your awards. See the Federal and New York State Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements.

Students who do not meet SAP may submit an appeal to have their federal financial aid reinstated, please review the deadline page on the financial aid webpage.

 


 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  1. Create an account (FSA ID). If you never applied for Federal aid.
  2. Apply for FAFSA after you obtained an FSA ID

CCNY Title IV School Code: 002688

What is FAFSA? (Free Application for Student Aid)

 

Introduction to FAFSA Simplification 2024-2025 AY

FAFSA simplification changes include the first major redesign of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process in over 40 years, along with updates to the backend systems that process and store federal student aid application data. The goal is to make applying for federal student aid easier for students. FAFSA simplification implements provisions of the amended Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act and the FAFSA Simplification Act.

Most of the changes related to FAFSA simplification will begin with the 2024-2025 application.

Click Here for more information about Simplification

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

2024-2025 - Student must apply directly with HESC for New York State Aid  CLICK HERE

TAP School Code: 1411

Avoid NYS Tap Application Delays

Understanding Excelsior Scholarship & Requirements

Follow-up

If you submitted a FAFSA online, you should receive a copy of your "FAFSA Submission Summary" a few weeks after submission.

Carefully review to make sure all the information is correct. If there are any errors, you can correct them online at http://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Make sure to follow-up with your CUNYfirst To Do List.

Document Submissions

You can now verify your FAFSA documents electronically through Campus Logic Student Forms

Student Forms
Student forms is our new student portal that allows students (and parents) to electronically sign and upload documents! This means that you can submit your financial aid documents securely without having to come into the campus Financial Aid Office. As the students and the college financial aid staff work through the forms, the Student Forms software will send updates in real time with documentation that is needed based on the answers provided by the students. Once you have submitted all your forms to resolve outstanding financial aid tasks, the integration with our other CUNY applications will update CUNYfirst in real time. Campus Logic Student Forms

How to Create an Account
CUNY has implemented the Single Sign-On (SSO) feature with CUNY Student Forms. You will see the “Verify My FAFSA” To Do list item in their CUNYfirst Student Center. You will click the link in the To Do list item which will direct you to the CUNY Student Forms website. The SSO will log you into the portal where you will need to confirm your personal identifying information (Name, SSN, & Date of Birth) that matches your FAFSA. Once you have successfully created your account, you will be able to take care of tasks electronically.

For more information...

 

FAFSA Video Instructions

 

Announcements & Updates

  •  Financial Aid Documents will be submitted through Student Forms. Student Forms is accessible using your CUNYfirst login user name and password.

  • Student Forms is our new student portal that allows students (and parents) to electronically sign and upload documents! This means that you can submit your financial aid documents securely without having to come into the campus Financial Aid Office. As the students and the college financial aid staff work through the forms, the Student Forms software will send updates in real time with documentation that is needed based on the answers provided by the students. Once you have submitted all your forms to resolve outstanding financial aid tasks, the integration with our other CUNY applications will update CUNYfirst in real time.  See our FAQ about student forms

  • PLUS loan and additional direct loan request forms are available on our website.  Submission of signed and completed PLUS Loan or additional direct loans request forms must be sent through our secure portal

  • The City College of New York recognizes that special circumstances which may affect a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid, may occur after the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was completed. If you, your spouse or parent(s) have experienced a significant decrease in income due to one of the conditions described below, you may be eligible for an income adjustment to the FAFSA. Appeals can only be reviewed after your first offer of financial aid has been posted to the academic year.

Office Hours of Operation
Monday:       9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday:      9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Thursday:     9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday:         9:00 am to 5:00 pm


The Financial Aid Office is open to providing in-person services.   All students must have an appointment. You can schedule same day appointments at one of our kios in the administration building or use the following link - Schedule a virtual or on-campus appointment

All virtual appointments will get a zoom link via text to the phone number you provided on the appointment ticket.  All appointments in-person or virtual will be called close to the scheduled time depending on length of appointments prior to your scheduled appointment time

Virtual Office Hours
Monday:       10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday:        2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday:  No virtual appointments
Thursday:     10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Friday:          No virtual appointments

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Appointments are on-campus only

The Financial Aid Office
Wille Administration Building
160 Convent Avenue - Room 104
New York, NY 10031

Phone: 1(212) 650-6656
Fax: 1(212) 650-5829
E-Mail: financialaid@ccny.africanhuntingsafaris.net

School Codes
Federal (FAFSA): 002688
New York State (TAP/APTS): 1411 (Undergraduate)