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William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

Four separate programs provide federally insured, low-interest, long-term loans to you or your parents to help you cover the costs of attending college.

The federal government--not a bank or other lending institution--is your lender and makes the loan directly to you or your parents through the school. The school determines your eligibility, calculates the loan amount, and disburses the money. Once the loan is made, it is managed and collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Your direct loan is money that is borrowed and must be repaid after you leave school.

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

Eligibility for this loan is based on the information you provided on your FAFSA. The federal government pays the interest on the loan while you are in school and during other deferment periods.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Allows you to borrow money in addition to any subsidized loan amounts for which you may be eligible. You will be charged interest from the time an unsubsidized loan is disbursed until you pay the loan in full.

Federal Direct PLUS Loan

Allows the parents of dependent students to borrow up to the cost of attendance at Queens College. The federal government charges your parents interest from the date of the first disbursement until the loan is paid in full. Please note: Any graduate student inquiring about the PLUS loan should contact the Financial Aid Office.

Federal Direct Consolidation Loan

Allows you to combine loans borrowed from different federal loan programs into one new loan with a new (possibly lower) interest rate and repayment schedule.


 

 Office Information

 

 
Location:  Virtual
 
(Make sure to include your CUNYfirst id # when sending an email)  ​

 
The QC Hub/Office of Financial Aid Services uses email and LiveChat as our official methods 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 QChub@qc.cuny.edu being sent to spam folders.​

*Attention*

Due to current circumstances and in efforts to protect the health and safety of our community, the QC Hub will be virtual until the foreseeable future.​ 

 
Office Hours:

 
​Monday - Thursday​​​ Virtual 9:00​ am - 5:00 pm​
Friday Virt​ual ​9:00 am - 1:00 pm
 
 

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


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  • CARES ACT (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security)
  • CRRSAA (Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021)

  • Fall 2021 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • ​​Coronavirus Update click here
    • The last day to complete your supplement form to be considered for APTS will be Monday, September 27, 2021.
    • The last day to declare your major was Tuesday, September 14, 2021 for Fall 2021 state aid eligibility.
    • For information and how to apply for the Senator Jose Peralta NYS Dream Act - please click here​
    • The last day ​to add courses was Tuesday, August 31,2021. Your registration as of August 31 will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, loans and work-study).

  • Spring 2021 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • The last day to apply for a 2020-2021 Direct loan will be Friday, April 30, 2021
    • The last day to declare your major is Thursday, February 18, 2021 for Spring 2021 state aid eligibility.
    • The Excelsior Scholarship application is available from Wednesday, December 30, 2020 til Thursday, February 11, 2021.  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 will be Thursday, February 4, 2021. Your registration as of February 4th will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, loans and work-study).

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 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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