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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


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.​

New Office Hours effective Monday, June 4th.

​Monday Walk-Ins 9am-6pm
​Tuesd​ay ​Appointments Only
​Wednesday ​Appointments​ Only 9am-6pm
​Thursday Walk-Ins 9am-6pm
Friday ​Closed Closed


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

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  • 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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