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Summer Aid

Summer classes offer Queens College students the unique opportunity to advance the pace along their degree track.

We encourage you to read and follow the guidelines below for summer financial aid for those attending Queens College. The special summer information on this page supplements standard eligibility criteria for each program.

File all aid applications early and follow the Bursar's instructions regarding bill due dates and payment options.

TAP

TAP for Summer 2019 is based on the 2019-2020 TAP application. To be considered for summer TAP, students must add QC TAP code (1416) to the summer field on the application.

To be eligible for TAP for summer sessions:

  • Students must have been registered at Queens College for both the fall and spring semesters prior to the summer session (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019).
  • Students must have earned a minimum of 24 credits applicable to the degree during the prior two semesters and have been full-time in the spring semester immediately prior to the summer.
  • Students must formally declare their major with the Registrar's Office before summer classes begin if they will have 60 credits towards their degree.

Students enrolled for 12 or more credits in Sessions 4W1 (Summer 1 Short), 4W2 (Summer 2 Short), and/or 6W2 (Summer 2 Long) will use a full-semester award, and those enrolled for 6 to 11 credits will use half a semester's TAP eligibility.

Students on permit to QC can be certified for TAP only at their home school within New York State.

These requirements are in addition to the standard eligibility requirements for the TAP program.

Pell

Pell-eligible students may receive a summer Pell award​ from either the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 academic year. Year-round Pell allows students to receive up to 150 percent of a regular grant award over the course of the academic year so that students can continue taking classes in the summer and finish their degrees faster than they would otherwise. Click here​ for examples of how Year Round Pell works.

In order to be eligible for year-round Pell, you must be registered for at least 6 credits, make Satisfactory Academic Progress​ (SAP), and meet all other eligibility requirements to receive a summer Pell award. Make sure you have completed a 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 FAFSA.  

 

Direct Loan

Direct Loan eligibility for summer is based on your new FAFSA application for the current fiscal year. After you file the FAFSA and TAP applications, and you have cleared any problems and edits, a Direct Loan Request Form must be completed via CUNYfirst. See our Direct Loan web page or ask us about requirements for filing the direct loan master promissory note on the web before submitting the direct loan request.
Students must be matriculated in a degree program and registered for at least 6 credits in combined Summer I/Summer II or Summer II only. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for undergraduates after 30 credits; a 3.0 is required for graduate students. You can file the Direct Loan for summer starting in June. 

Percy E. Sutton SEEK program

A SEEK student is allowed ten (10) semesters of opportunity program eligibility. In addition, all special program students are allowed one Immersion and two regular summer semesters. The maximum amount given to students for books and supplies shall be separately determined for the regular academic year and for summer session attendance based on available funding.

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Students awarded FWS for the 2019-2020 Academic Year may use their awards during Summer 2019 if they accept placement off campus in a community service job. Please come to the Office of Financial Aid Services for an application. You must bring a resume with you and be registered for 6 credits in Summer 2019 and/or Fall 2019. Students entering Queens College for the first time in Fall 2019 are not eligible for summer FWS.


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 Office Information

 

 
Location:  128 Dining Hall
Phone: 718-997-5102
Fax: 718-997-5122 
(Make sure to include your CUNYfirst id #when sending an email)  ​

 
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 Location & Hours:

 
Monday ​Appointments Only 9am-6pm
​Tuesd​ay ​Appointments Only
9am-6pm
​Wednesday ​Appointments​ Only 9am-6pm
Thursday Walk - In 9am-6pm
Friday ​Walk - In ​9am-12pm

 
 
Make sure to have your photo ID and if you are visiting us on an appointment day, please be sure to have your confirmation email at hand when you check in.
 
 

 
 

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


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  • 2019-2020 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • The last day to apply for APTS (Aid for Part-time Studies) is Monday, September 30, 2019.  You must have submitted your TAP application for 2019-2020 and fill out the supplement form on your Student Service Center in CUNYfirst.
    • September 16, 2019 is the last day to declare a major for TAP/APTS eligibility for Fall 2019.
    • The last day to add courses was September 2, 2019. Your registration as of September 2nd will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, loans and work-study).​
    • For information and how to apply for the Senator Jose Peralta NYS Dream Act - please click here​
    • The Excelsior Scholarship - the application deadline was Thursday, August 15, 2019

 

  • Spring 2019 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • The last day to apply for a direct loan for 2018-2019 is Tuesday, April 30th.
    • The Excelsior Scholarship application for the Spring 2019 semester was Monday, January 14th.  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 Thursday, January 31, 2019. Your registration as of January 31st will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, loans and work-study).​​
    • February 14, 2019 was the last day to declare a major for TAP/APTS eligibility for Spring 2019.
    • The last day to apply for APTS (Aid for Part-time Studies) was Monday, February 18, 2019.  You must have submitted your TAP application for 2018-2019 and filled out the supplement form on your Student Service Center in CUNYfirst.
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     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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