Grants: Money that does not have to be repaid

Name of Program

Application Form

Basic Requirements

Annual Award Amounts

Federal Pell Grant FAFSA* Financial need, taking at least 1 credit, undergraduate level $606 to $5,920 (2017- 2018 academic year) amounts may vary each year based on program funding
FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) FAFSA* Exceptional financial need, undergraduate level, registered for at least 6 credits $300 to $400
TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) FAFSA* and TAP/APTS** application Financial need, full-time enrollment(12 credits), NY State resident $500 to $5,165
APTS (Aid for Part-time Study) FAFSA* and TAP/APTS** application Financial need, part-time enrollment between 6-11 credits, NY State resident Amounts varies each year
Part-time TAP FAFSA* and TAP/APTS* application Financial need, part-time enrollment between 6-11 credits, NY State resident. Earn 12 credits or more in each of two consecutive preceding semesters, for a total of 24 credits. Partial TAP payments
(SEEK) Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge/(CD) College Discovery FAFSA*, TAP/APTS** application and CUNY freshman or transfer application Financially and academically disadvantaged, full time students, NY State resident

Loans: Money that must be repaid

Name of Program

Application Form

Basic Requirements

Annual Award Amounts

Federal Direct Subsidized Student Loans

(Interest paid while borrower is in school)

FAFSA* You have financial need after your Expected Family Contribution and financial aid have been subtracted from you total cost of education $3,500 to $5,500 depending on grade level
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans

(Borrower pays interest during life of loan)

FAFSA* To replace all or a portion of your Expected Family Contribution if there is loan eligibility remaining $5,500 to $20,500 depending on grade level (includes any subsidized amounts received of the same period)
(PLUS) Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students FAFSA and PLUS Loan
request form
Available to parents of dependent undergraduate students, financial need Maximum amount is cost of attendance minus any other financial aid the student receives

Scholarships: Money that do not have to be repaid

Name of Program

Application Form

Basic Requirements

Annual Award Amounts

New York City Council Merit Scholarship Automatically considered for award when apply for admissions Be a NYC resident, Graduated from a NYC high school with at least an 80(C) College Academic Average (CAA). Register as a full time student. $800 per year ($400 per semester) Scholarship amounts may vary for each academic year.
New York State Scholarships for Academic Excellence Selected by
your high school
Award based on students’ grades in certain Regents exams attending NYS high schools. Maximum of $1,500 up to 5 years
Private Scholarships Search online at:
Fastweb.com,
CollegeNET.com,
Collegeboard.com
CUNY Honors College Program FAFSA* Accepted into Honors College at participating CUNY senior colleges based on grades, test scores & other academic criteria. Full tuition, laptop computer and access to study grants
New York State Scholarships www.hesc.ny.gov Various scholarship for NY State residents include memorial, veteran and academic scholarships Varies by scholarship
CUNY Academic Scholarships Forms vary with each college CUNY college financial aid or admissions office

Employment: Money earned while attending school

Name of Program

Application Form

Basic Requirements

Annual Award Amounts

Federal Work-study FAFSA* Undergraduate and Graduate students, jobs can be off or on campus, financial need, taking at least 6 credits $900 to $2000 depending on grade level

Notes:

* FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): To apply on the web: www.fafsa.gov.

** TAP/APTS (Tuition Assistance Program / Aid for Part Time Study) Every CUNY applicant who completes the FAFSA on-line will be directed to the New York State TAP on-line application. You will need to fill out a CUNY supplement form.