• 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!

  • Emergency Financial Aid is available for students facing economic struggles.

    Whether you’ve had a loss of income, need support to pay for rent and utilities, food, tuition, textbooks, healthcare, or other expenses, you can apply for emergency assistance. (Please note that you can only apply once.)

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  • Excelsior Scholarship

    The Excelsior Scholarship has been restored for the spring 2021 academic term. It allows for tuition-free attendance at CUNY schools for those in households earning up to $125K.

    The deadline to apply for Spring is February 11, 2021.
    Find out more about the eligibility

    What you need to know:
    • College Tuition - TAP - PELLFoundation Scholarship = Excelsior Scholarship.
    • The Excelsior Scholarship covers tuition only; if your tuition costs are fully covered by Pell and/or TAP, you will not qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship.
    • If you are a new student, you must have completed 15 credits at the end of the Spring 2018.
    • If you are a current or transfer student, you must have completed 30 credits each year (successively), applicable toward your degree program, and register 15 credits for Fall 2018.
    • You don’t have to choose between work or school. If your household income is less than $110,000, 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.
    • 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.

  • Contact Us

    Available by Phone/Email (no in-person service available)

    Please contact us if you have any questions. Our dedicated staff will help you understand the financial aid process, discover scholarship and other funding opportunities, and gain the financial know-how required to make informed decisions throughout your College years and beyond.

    Virtual Office


    Please refer to the Campus Services page for current hours.


    Big changes to Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get your award letter months earlier.



    June 30, 2021 2020–2021 FAFSA Deadline

    CUNYfirst Payment Due Dates for Fall 2020 Session II

    (Classes begin January 9, 2021)



    Now – November 10, 2020 Monday, November 23, 2020
    November 11 – December 5, 2020 Monday, December 14, 2020
    December 6 – December 28, 2020 Monday, December 28, 2020
    After December 28, 2020 Immediately (Upon Registration)

    CUNYfirst Payment Due Dates for Spring 2021 Session I

    (Classes begin March 6, 2021)



    Now – January 23, 2021 Saturday, February 6, 2021
    January 24 – February 4, 2021 Saturday, February 13, 2021
    February 5 – February 27, 2021 Saturday, February 27, 2021
    After February 27, 2021 Immediately (Upon Registration)


    FAFSA CODE: 010051
    TAP CODE: 1403


    Tuition and Payments Due Dates Information

    Disbursement Dates

    Students enrolled in both Session I & Session II and are not full-time in Session I will receive their Pell grant disbursement after Verification of Enrollment and attendance in Session II.

    Fall 2020 Semester


    Issue Date

    Book Advance, SEOG, NYC ScholarshipsCD Books & Fees 09/04/20
    Book Advance, SEOG, CD Books & Fees, NYC Scholarships 09/11/20
    Book Advance, SEOG, CD Books & Fees, NYC Scholarships 09/18/20
    Pell, SEOG, CD Books & Fees, NYC Scholarships 09/25/20
    Pell, SEOG, CD Books & Fees, NYC Scholarships 10/02/20
    Pell, SEOG, CD Books & Fees, NYC Scholarships 10/09/20
    2nd Half Pell, Direct Loans, SEOG, Foundation Scholarships, CD Books & Fees, NYC Scholarships 10/16/20
    All Aid programs* 10/23/20
    All Aid Programs* 10/30/20
    All Aid Programs* 11/06/20
    All Aid Programs* 11/13/20
    All Aid Programs* 11/20/20
    All Aid Programs* 11/25/20
    All Aid Programs* 12/04/20
    All Aid Programs* 12/11/20
    All Aid Programs* 12/18/20
    All Aid Programs* 12/23/20
    All Aid Programs* 12/30/20
    All Aid Programs* 01/08/21
    All Aid Programs* 01/15/21
    2nd Half (fall only Federal Direct Loan), Session II Pell & All other Aid Programs* 01/22/21
    All Aid Programs* 01/29/21
    All Aid Programs* 02/05/21
    All Aid Programs* 02/12/21
    All Aid Programs* 02/19/21

    *Federal Work-Study will have a separate disbursement calendar.