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  • When it comes to paying for college, you have options.

    We offer grants, scholarships, tuition payment plans, on/off campus jobs, and information about loans to cover college costs such as tuition, books, supplies and transportation. You might be surprised to find out how much financial aid you can receive, regardless of your family’s income level. You won’t know what you are eligible for unless you apply!

  • 93%
    of our graduates have no student loan debt
    of full-time students receive some form of financial aid
    $1.5 million in scholarships awarded for the 2015-16 academic year

  • Another Way To Pay For College
    More Options, Less Cost, More Value. 

    Excelsior Scholarship: NY’s Tuition-Free Program
    Application deadline July 21, 2017

    Learn More

  • To qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship:

    • • Must be a resident of New York State.
    • • File for 2017-2018 Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and New York State Aid (TAP).
    • • Take 15 credits each semester to graduate faster – If you register for 12 credits in Session I and 3 credits in Session II at the same time, Session II credits are free.

    To complete the application, you will need:

    • • Your 2015 IT-201 NYS Income Tax Return(s). 
    • • Your current unofficial college transcript - download on CUNYfirst.
    • • Your Student Aid Report (SAR), which you receive when you file your FAFSA.

    • College TuitionTAP PELLFoundation Scholarship = Excelsior Scholarship
    • The Excelsior Scholarship covers tuition only, if your tuition costs are fully covered by Pell and/or TAP, you would not qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship.
    • If you are a new student, you must have completed 15 credits at the end of the Spring 2017.
    • If you are a current or transfer student, you must have completed 30 credits at the end of Spring 2017 and register 15 credits for Fall 2017.
    • You don’t have to choose between work or school. If your household income is less than $100,000, you may qualify.
    • You must take courses in Session I and Session II that count toward your major and maintain good academic standing.
    • You must plan to live and work in New York following graduation for the length of time that you participate in the scholarship program.
    • If you drop to less than 15 credits during the semester you will become ineligible. 
    Sign up for updates on the Excelsior Scholarship. Learn more.
    • Need help completing the application? Visit Student Financial Services Resource Center in room C-109.

    Did you know? LaGuardia has even more options to help you pay for college. 

  • "Now I can focus on my studies without worrying about how to pay for college."

    ~Jesse Lavere, Photography major

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    We know the financial aid process may seem complex so please contact us if you have any questions.

    29-10 Thomson Avenue, C-Building, Room 107
    Phone: 718-482-7218   Fax: 718-609-2020

    Hours: Monday & Thursday - 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Tuesday & Wednesday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Saturday and Sunday - Closed

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  • Important Dates and Announcements

    Big changes to Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get your award letter months earlier.
    Now you can use your 2015 tax documents to apply for the 2017-2018 FAFSA.

    April 1, 2017 2017-2018 Foundation scholarship application opens
    April 19, 2017
    2017-2018 FAFSA application deadline
    May 1,  2017  Deadline to submit documentation for the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 FAFSA application
    July 21, 2017Excelsior scholarship application deadline
    TAP CODE: 1403
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