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:
- Grants – Federal and State – Grants do not have to be repaid.
- 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 two forms: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and, if you or your parents are New York State residents and you are a full time student (12 credits or more), the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application.
Both forms can be completed online (FAFSA). If you have questions while completing the FAFSA form you may contact the FAFSA help line at 800-433-3243. You will be directed to the TAP application after completing the online FAFSA (additional TAP informtation).
We urge you to apply for financial aid for each upcoming academic year before the deadline of April 15.
|The FAFSA Title IV Code
||The school code for TAP
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”.
For assistance you may contact:
Phyllis Schulz, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Fellowships and Financial Aid
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7201.13
New York, NY 10016
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.