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Summer Aid

For many Queens College students, summer classes offer a unique opportunity to advance the pace of their degree track.

We encourage you to read and follow the summer financial aid guidelines listed below for summer financial aid for those attending Queens College. The special summer information on this page supplements standard eligibility criteria for each program.

File all aid applications early and follow the Bursar's instructions regarding bill due dates and payment options.


TAP for Summer 2014 is based on the 2014-2015 TAP application. To be considered for summer TAP, students must add QC TAP code (1416) to the summer field on the application.

To be eligible for TAP for summer sessions:

  • Students must have been registered at Queens College for both the fall and spring semesters prior to the summer session (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014).
  • Students must have earned a minimum of 24 credits applicable to the degree during the prior two semesters and have been full-time in the spring semester immediately prior to the summer.
  • Students must formally declare their major with the Registrar's Office before summer classes begin if they will have 60 credits towards their degree.

Students enrolled for 12 or more credits in Sessions 1S, 1L, 2S, and/or 2L will use a full-semester award, and those enrolled for 6 to 11 credits will use half a semester's TAP eligibility.

Students on permit to QC can only be certified for TAP at their home school within New York State.

These requirements are in addition to the standard eligibility requirements for the TAP program.


Depending on the disbursed amount of your 2013-2014 Pell Grant (during Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014), some continuing students may be eligible for a 2013-2014 Pell disbursement for Summer 13. This is considered to be a "trailer" or "backend" disbursement from Academic Year 2013-2014. Eligible students are expected to be automatically awarded a "trailer" Summer 14 Pell from 2013-2014 without any additional paperwork.

Students not eligible for Pell funds during Summer 2014 as a "trailer" from Academic Year 2013-2014 may request a review to use part of their Academic Year 2014-2015 Pell award for Summer 14. Choosing this option is likely to reduce the student's remaining Pell for Spring 2015. To request this review, a student must file the appropriate paperwork in the One Stop Service Center.

Direct Loan

Direct Loan eligibility for Summer 2014 is based on your new FAFSA application for 2014-2015. After you file the FAFSA and TAP applications, and you have cleared any problems and edits, a Direct Loan Request Form must be filed with the Financial Aid Office. See our Direct Loan web page or ask us about requirements for filing the direct loan electronic master promissory note on the web before submitting the direct loan request papers to us.

Students must be matriculated in a degree program and registered for at least 6 credits in Summer I/Summer II combined, or Summer II only. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for undergraduates after 28 credits; a 3.0 is required for graduate students. You can file a combined application for Direct Loan for Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 starting June 1 if you are also registered for Fall 2014 for at least 6 credits.

Percy E. Sutton SEEK program

SEEK money for Summer 2014 is based on your new FAFSA application for 2014-2015. Pending availability of SEEK funds, SEEK students who have not already received two summer payments can receive summer SEEK money if they are registered in 6 credits in Summer II, or in Summer I/Summer II combined.

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Students awarded FWS for the 2014-2015 Academic Year may use their awards during Summer 2014 if they accept placement off campus in a community service job. Please come to the Financial Aid Office for an application. You must bring a resume with you and be registered for 6 credits in Summer, 2014 and/or Fall, 2014. Students entering Queens College for the first time in Fall 2014 are not eligible for summer FWS.


 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

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

ECSI College Code - F5

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    Important Information about CUNYfirst - The University has planned a system outage due to implementation and maintenance.  During the following dates all users will not have access to the system...
    5pm on Wednesday March 25th to 8am on Monday March 30th, 2015


  • URGENT - The Spring 2015 semester starts on January 28th.  The ADD period is over February 3rd.  Your registration as of February 3rd will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester.  Class additions made to your schedule after February 3rd WILL NOT increase your financial aid eligibility (grants, loans, work).


  • Spring 2015- Important Dates & Deadlines 
    February 17th is theLast day to declare a major for TAP/APTS eligibility Spring 2015

  • April 30th is the last day to apply for academic year 2014-15 Direct Loan
  • *NEW* - Preview our new Financial Aid TV videos HERE for detailed information about Federal and NY State aid.  While we work to integrate these into our site, please see the rest of our site for Queens College specific deadlines, forms and processes. Download or update the QC Mobil app for a simpler Financial Aid TV mobil experience.



 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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