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
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.