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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:  Flirst floor of Jefferson Hall, room 100
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 financialaid@qc.cuny.edu being sent to spam folders.​


Office Hours:

*Please note: starting the week of October 8th, appointment days will be from Mondays - Wednesdays and walk-ins on Thursdays.

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

 The One Stop Service Center has relocated to the Registrar's Office, 100 Jefferson Hall.  Make sure to have your photo ID and your confirmation email at hand when you check in on the day of your appointment.
 
 

 

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


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  • Fall 2018 - Important Dates & Deadlines

    • ​The last day to apply for APTS (Aid for Part-time Studies) is Monday, October 1st, 2018.  You must have submitted your TAP application for 2018-2019 and filled out the supplement form on your Student Service Center in CUNYfirst.
    • The last day to add courses is September 2, 2018. Your registration as of September 2nd will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, loans and work-study).​
    • The Excelsior Scholarship application for 2018-2019 was 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.
 
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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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