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Scholarships and Other Sources of Financial Aid

Finding Other Sources of Aid for Attendance at Queens College

Aid awarded through the Financial Aid Office is based primarily on financial need. The following resources at Queens College might be helpful in finding private scholarships, other merit-based grant awards, and non-work-study jobs:

  • Financial Aid Office bulletin boards (Jefferson Hall, second floor hallway)
  • Undergraduate Admissions Office and its website at our scholarships page for awards to entering undergraduates
  • Office of Honors and Scholarships (Honors Hall, Temp 3), and its website at our scholarships page for information about nationwide scholarships and fellowships for students applying to graduate school programs
  • Academic department listings of awards in the Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins and on their websites, for awards to continuing students
  • Academic departments and pre-professional advisement offices—links at Academics
  • International Student Services (Student Union room 327) and its website, for important information for students attending or planning to attend on student visas
  • Office of Career Development and Internships (Frese Hall/B Building, Room 213) and its website, for jobs not funded by the work-study program
The following resources on CUNY's website may be useful: You might also explore the following as part of your search:
  • Find books that list college scholarships—consult the reference section of public libraries.
  • Ask if your job, union, organization (or a parent's job, union, organization) sponsor an award program.
  • Try some of the free web-based scholarship searches and other web-based references for suggestions that might highlight resources for certain areas of interest or categories of students. Examples include:

Be alert to scholarship scams. Information about some of these scams is posted by:

Web Search CAUTIONS!!!

  • Do not pay to get a scholarship!
  • Use the same cautions you use regularly on the web. Safeguard your privacy while still supplying enough information for the scholarship search to be useful.
  • If you feel uncomfortable entering personal information requested by a website, don't do it.


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Location:  Virtual
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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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  • 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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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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