As an investment, college pays lifelong benefits. But by any standard, it’s a costly proposition. Few individuals or families can cover tuition entirely on their own. Loans, student jobs, and scholarships can help people handle their expenses. The links below will help you weigh your options at Queens College.
Although our prices are reasonable, many of our students struggle to pay their bills. Fortunately, financial aid is available from federal, state, city, and private sources; Queens College counselors will advise you about different programs and help you file applications. For more information, including a listing of major financial aid programs at the college, please visit the website for Financial Aid Services.
On-campus employment is one way to defray expenses. Many Queens College offices have part-time slots for students. Current opportunities are described on Student Jobs at QC. Undergraduates and graduate students are also eligible for positions at other CUNY schools; the university’s Student Jobs website has more information. To learn about another source of revenue, please consult the Federal Work-Study page posted by QC’s Financial Aid Services.
Merit-based scholarships are offered without regard to need by the Queens College Foundation. QC students are eligible for CUNY-wide awards, too. For details about these programs, please visit the page devoted to scholarship programs at Queens College. Additional scholarship information is posted on the Office of Financial Aid Service’s page about scholarships and other resources.
As a senior college in CUNY, the largest urban public university in the United States, Queens College is an educational bargain—our bills are a fraction of those charged by a private institution. For New York State residents, yearly tuition at Queens College is $4830 for undergraduates and $7730 for graduate students. For out-of-state and international students, tuition is $435 per credit for undergraduates and $605 per credit for graduate students. For information about tuition, college fees, billing, and payment options, please visit the website for the Bursar.