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Introduction to Financial Aid at Queens College

Many of our students need some sort of financial aid to help pay the costs of attending college or graduate school. In determining what you will need during your attendance at Queens College, keep in mind that our tuition is significantly lower than that at most other institutions. Financial aid at Queens College can help pay more than just your tuition and fees bills. You will, of course, have many additional expenses related to your education, such as books and supplies, transportation, lunch, room and board at home, or housing and food on your own.

The Financial Aid Office at Queens College helps eligible students receive federal and New York State financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and part-time work. Aid is awarded for one academic year based on information on your annual FAFSA and TAP applications, which determine financial need, using standard formulas and standard expense budgets.

Aid for Students in Undergraduate Degree Programs

Grants: TAP, APTS, Pell, SEOG, SEEK Book Money, Peter Vallone/NY City Council Merit Scholarship, Academic Competitiveness Grant, SMART Grant
Work: Federal Work-Study
Loans: Perkins Loan, Direct Loan (Subsidized), Direct Loan (Unsubsidized), PLUS Loan

Aid for Students in Graduate Degree Programs

Grants: TAP
Work: Federal Work-Study
Loans: Perkins Loan, Direct Loan (Subsidized), Direct Loan (Unsubsidized)

IMPORTANT: Some programs that make awards based on academic merit may require students to file every year for need-based aid (via the FAFSA and/or the TAP application) in order to receive payment of the award.

Among the programs that require filing of aid applications annually are: Honors College funding, Vallone Scholarships (New York City Council Merit Scholarships), and a variety of New York State Merit Scholarships. Follow all instructions related to your awards very carefully.

We hope this website will help you understand how the aid programs work and how to explore your options. We want you to receive the aid you need and are eligible to receive in a timely fashion and without problems, so that you can plan your finances and focus on the many exciting opportunities available to you at Queens College.

See other pages on our website to find scholarships and other resources that may be of assistance to you.

Do you need Financial Aid at Queens College?

Below are estimated costs of attendance for the 9-month fall and spring semester period. To determine whether or not you need some sort of assistance to help you with your educational expenses, you should look at ALL of your expenses as well as your financial resources. The following estimates will be useful to you as you begin to think about what your total expenses might be.

Be sure to see the QC class schedule each semester for detailed information on the various tuition and fee charges. Note that out-of-state, part-time, and graduate students have different tuition/ fees charges.


 

 Office Information

 
Phone: 718-997-5102
 
Fax: 718-997-5122 
 

Assistance with the aid process is available in the One Stop Service Center in the Dining Hall. For more on the One Stop, visit www.qc.cuny.edu/onestop.

College Codes
FAFSA College Code - 002690
TAP College Code - 1416

ECSI College Code - F5

Our Mission Statement


NEWS
  • Please note that the Financial Aid tab on CUNYfirst will be active for Queens College students for Summer 2014 and following beginning on April 28, 2014.  
  • File all aid applications now with our college code and be sure to complete your CUNYFirst financial aid To Do List early.
  • It is now important that you complete your Fall 2014 registration before September 3rd.
  • The Last Day to submit a Direct Loan Application for the 2013-2014 Academic Year is April 24, 2014

 

 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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