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Queens College works with our students who are interested in grant assistance opportunities.

We encourage you to use the information below to access the various options.


Federal Grants

Queens College allows students interested in furthering their academic careers with us to pursue several types of federal grants. We encourage you to review the guidelines listed below.

*Information regarding COVID-19 and loss of income"

Students who experience a loss in income based on the COVID-19 pandemic, may qualify for additional federal student assistance. When completing the FAFSA, a student reports income information from two years prior. If you have a loss in income and previously did not qualify for a Federal Pell Grant, you may be eligible for additional funds based on an income adjustment. Possible circumstances may include unemployment, death of a wage-earner (parent, if dependent; spouse, if independent), divorce, loss of untaxed income (such as child support). A review of your circumstance will require income and substantiating support documentation for the circumstance.  Please contact us at​ for further information. 

Academic Performance and Federal Grant Eligibility

Students using federal grant money to attend Queens College must abide by the following guidelines to remain eligible for federal grants. 

New York State Grants

As a member of the New York State college system, Queens College offers a number of New York State Grants for students who meet eligibility requirements. We encourage those interested in New York State Grants to review the information below.

Academic Performance and New York State Grant Eligibility

Students using New York State Grant money to attend Queens College must abide by the following guidelines to remain eligible for state grants.

All Tap recipients must maintain good academic standing in order to retain TAP eligibility. Among the requirements outlined in the New York State Academic Progress Chart below, Students are obligated to maintain New York State’s definition of “good academic standing” which has two components:

1. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)a requirement that students accumulate a specific number of credits and achieve a specified cumulative grade point average each semester depending on the number of NYS award payments the student has received.

2. Pursuit of Program (POP): ​​ defined as receiving a passing or failing grade (on a A-F grading scale) in a certain percentage of courses each semester depending on the number of NYS awards the student has received.


If a student becomes ineligible for a TAP award due to the loss of good academic standing, s/he may apply for a one-time TAP Waiver. There are two types of waivers for your undergraduate studies:

i. One, is a one-time Tap Waiver relating to your failure to achieve the Pursuit of Program (POP) or Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standard which is only granted one time. 

ii. The other is a waiver relating to your failure to achieve the "C" average requirement. The ‘C’ Waiver is intended for students who may have difficulty maintaining an average of C (2.0) while receiving NYS TAP.

 In order to be eligible for a C waiver, students must have received the equivalent of two or more full years of TAP awards and would have accumulated 24 or more payment points in prior terms. The ‘C’ average waiver is separate from the one-time good academic standing waiver and may be granted more than once if circumstances warrant. The C waiver is only applicable when there is a reasonable expectation that the student will meet future requirements.

 The request of the waiver must originate with you. The waiver may not be granted automatically, and is intended only to accommodate extraordinary or unusual circumstances. The decision to grant or deny the waiver is determined by the Committee on Financial Aid Academic Standing .You will be notified of the committee’s decision. The decision of the committee is final.

To submit a request please visit the Counseling and Resource Center located in Frese Hall, first floor.

NOTE: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYS HESC) regulations state: “the granting of a Financial Aid TAP Waiver is intended to accommodate only extraordinary or unusual circumstances beyond the student’s control” and “…for example, “difficulty adjusting to college life” is not a reasonable basis for a waiver, since that circumstance might apply to many students. Situations that caused a student to lose good academic standing should be beyond the student’s control, not chronic circumstances that cannot be remedied.” Information regarding the use of waivers can be found at:, and searching for “waivers”​

The Percy E. Sutton SEEK program


 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 being sent to spam folders.​


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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  • NEWS
  • 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 apply for a Fall only Direct loan was Friday, December 3, 2021.
    • The last day to submit a SAP appeal for Fall 2021 was Monday, November 15, 2021. However, if you recently completed a 2021-2022 FAFSA, the Counseling Resource Center will review your appeal.
    • 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).



 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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