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Checking Your Application Status

Check Your Application and Award Status

All of the following are very helpful as a start, but unfortunately none of them will tell you the entire story.
Please contact us with any questions about your status - or change of status.

Be sure to safeguard your PINs, and use the option that allows you to change your PINs from time to time.

Use CUNY's EFAP (Electronic Financial Aid Processing System) to check your FAFSA and TAP application status and aid awards at CUNY.

  • See CUNY Portal and BASIC eFAP Instructions / Brochure AND More Detailed CUNY eFAP Instructions / Brochure (both prepared by the CUNY Office of Student Financial Assistance).
  • Go to and click the log-in button in the menu on the left side of the screen. If you already have a CUNY portal account, enter your user ID and password. Otherwise, select the option to register for an account. Log in to the CUNY portal and select "CUNY's Online Center for Admissions and Financial Aid" on "My Page." Select "Financial Aid" from the menu on the left. Start exploring with "Application Status."
  • EFAP is an easy way to check CUNY's information about your applications, edits and problems. Your tentative awards may be posted here, but this system will not show you the complete evaluation of your eligibility for awards based on your registration or other eligibility criteria.
    Please note: Only current students will be able to access financial aid information at this time through the CUNY Portal.
  • If you have trouble with your CUNY Portal registration or log-in, see additional instructions the Provost's Office posted for another portal application here.

Learn how much aid has been applied to your semester's tuition/fees bill at QC.

  • Logon to the CUNYfirst portal here.
  • If aid you expected to be applied toward your bill does not show here, contact the Financial Aid Office immediately.

Check TAP application status with New York State.

Click here to learn whether HESC in Albany has your application and what they are waiting for. You can also find out and change your college code. Before your information is available here, you must either have completed your entire TAP on the web, or responded to requests from the university to complete your application on paper. This system will not tell you whether you are registered at QC in an eligible way to receive aid awarded by New York State.

Check FAFSA application status with the federal processor.

Is the federal processor waiting for something from you? Are there federal edits you need to respond to? Click here to find out. You use your federal financial aid PIN for this one.

Note: This will not tell you awards, or whether you are registered at QC in an eligible way to receive any federal aid you have been awarded.


 Office Information


Office Hours:
Mondays - Thursdays: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
**Please note: Friday, May 25th - our office will be closed. If you need assistance, you can call or email us.  Our contact information is below.**​

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 being sent to spam folders.

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.




 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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