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Financial Aid Eligibility for Non-Citizens

Generally, to be eligible for financial assistance from any federal- or state-sponsored student aid program, you must be either a U.S. citizen or have an immigration status that demonstrates that you are residing in the United States for other than a temporary purpose.

The following lists give the financial aid eligibility status for the various classifications of non-citizen. Some students may be required to document eligible immigration status before receiving Pell or other federal student aid. Some may be asked by HESC to document citizenship or immigration status before receiving TAP.

Eligible for federal- or state-sponsored student aid:

  • Permanent resident
  • Asylum status granted
  • Refugee status granted
  • Parolee status granted
  • Conditional entrant (temporary refugee status) dated prior to March 31, 1980
  • Cuban/Haitian entrant
  • Battered Immigrants - Qualified Aliens
  • Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Jay Treaty

Not eligible for federal- or state-sponsored student aid:

  • Permanent residency pending
  • Asylum pending
  • Refugee pending
  • I-688 holders
  • I-688A holders
  • I-688B holders
  • I-797 family unity status
  • Temporary or student visa
  • Undocumented alien

**New York State residency is required for TAP.

If you have any questions about the documentation or program eligibility requirements for your particular immigration status, you may speak to a financial aid counselor. If you do not meet the citizenship or immigration requirements for the financial aid programs offered on this site, you should review our
International Students and Scholars pages for detailed information about how much it will cost to study at Queens College and what resources are available to help you pay for it.

For information on paths to citizenship, see CUNY's Citizenship Now!​ website.

We recommend that you check the following three websites. They provide comprehensive information for international students studying in the United States, including possible sources of financial assistance:


 

 Office Information

 

Effective Monday, April 16th, the Office of Financial Aid Services will be relocating to the Registrar's Office located on the first floor of Jefferson Hall.

Office Hours:
Mondays - Thursdays: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fridays: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Location:  flirst floor of Jefferson Hall
Phone: 718-997-5102
Fax: 718-997-5122 

The Office of Financial Aid Services uses email as our official method of communication.  In order to assure that you receive all communications related to your application, please make sure the e-mail address that you provided on your application is correct.  Please add Queens College to your address book to avoid e-mails from financialaid@qc.cuny.edu being sent to spam folders.
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College Codes
FAFSA College Code - 002690
TAP College Code - 1416


Our Mission Statement

  • NEWS
  • 2018-2019 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • ​​Students who need to submit additional documentation for their 2018-2019 financial aid, we will begin to accept documentation starting Monday, April 23rd.
    • The Excelsior Scholarship application for 2018-2019 is available from 9:00 am, March 26, 2018 til 11:59 pm, July 23, 2018.

 
  • Spring 2018 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • The Excelsior Scholarship application for the Spring 2018 semester was December 4th, 2017​.  If you first received the award in the fall term of the current academic year, no additional action is needed for the spring term.  
    • The last day to add courses was February 2, 2018. Your registration as of February 2nd will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, loans and work-study).
    • February 16, 2018, was the last day to declare a major for TAP/APTS eligibility for Spring 2018.
    • March 2, 2018, is the last day to apply for APTS.
    • May 4, 2018is the last day to apply for a direct loan.
 
  • Fall 2017 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • Th​e last day to add courses is August 31, 2017Your registration as of August 31st will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, l​o​ans, and work-study).
    • September 14thwas the Last day to declare a major for TAP/APTS eligibility for Fall 2017.
    • September 29th, was the last day to apply for APTS.
    • December 8th, was the last day to apply for a Fall only loan.

 

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 Applying for Financial Aid

 
 

 Useful Telephone Numbers

 

FAFSA Application Status 1-800-433-3243


FAFSA Technical Assistance 1-800-433-3243
NYS TAP Processing/Status 1-888-697-4372
Direct Loan Inquiries 1-800-848-0979
Selective Service 1-847-688-6888
Internal Revenue Service 1-800-829-1040
TuitionPay Payment Plan 1-800-635-0120

 

 

 
 
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