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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.


 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 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-5pm
​Tuesd​ay ​Appointments Only
​Wednesday ​Appointments​ Only 9am-5pm
​*Thursday Walk-Ins ​9am-5pm
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

    • ​November 4th 2018 Open House Presentation - click here
    • 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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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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