Federal Financial Aid

Federal Aid Requirements

CUNY-SLU Financial Aid
Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue Room 7201
New York, NY 10016
(877) 428-6942 | (212) 817-7460

FAFSA title IV code: 004765
The School of Labor and Urban Studies shares a Title IV code with the Graduate School and University Center and will appear as “CUNY GRADUATE SCH & UNIV CTR”

Direct Loan Program

The Direct Loan Program allows students to borrow money directly from the federal government to help students meet the cost of a graduate education. Students who are matriculated in degree-granting programs and are registered for at least 6 graduate credits per semester are eligible. Graduate student loans are unsubsidized, meaning that interest begins accruing upon disbursement. Students can choose to pay the interest while they are in school or they can have it added to principal once they enter repayment. More information about how to apply.

*The Budget Control Act of 2011 eliminated Subsidized Student Loans for graduate students. Eligible graduate students can qualify for an annual maximum of $20,500 in unsubsidized loans. The aggregate total that may be borrowed from this program is $138,500 including undergraduate loans.

Grad Plus Loan

The Grad PLUS Loan, federally backed student loan is guaranteed by the U.S. Government. Like its undergraduate counterpart, can be used to pay for the total cost of education less any aid a student has already been awarded. Also like the undergraduate version, eligibility for the Grad PLUS Loan is largely dependent on the borrower’s credit history. An origination fee is deducted from the loan amount.

For more information about Grad PLUS Loans, including interest rates, visit: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans/plus/grad or contact financialaid@slu.cuny.edu.

Private Loans

Alternative Loans

For information on private education loan programs, please visit the Private Education Loan Programs.
The School of Labor and Urban Studies neither endorses nor recommends any lender.