There are many options to choose from when considering both government-funded and private sources of financial assistance.
The basic kinds of financial assistance are:
- Loans – Loans do need to be repaid.
- Scholarships – Scholarships are usually based on academic merit and do not need to be paid back.
To receive both Federal and State financial aid as a CUNY student, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA form is available at Federal Student Aid. If you have questions while completing the FAFSA form you may contact the FAFSA help line at 800-433-3243.
We urge you to apply for financial aid for each upcoming academic year before the deadline of April 15.
When completing the FAFSA, the Title IV Code is 004765. When filling out your FAFSA, please note that CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies shares a Title IV code with the CUNY Graduate School and University Center and will appear as “CUNY GRADUATE SCH & UNIV CTR”.
Most award amounts are based on need, and you will have to maintain good academic standing.
Many employers and most unions have funds available to support worker education and skills upgrades. Talk with your employer or union representative. We can provide course registration documentation for you.
We can assist with completing the necessary forms.