Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Welcome. You have reached the Lehman College Financial Aid Information Page. This is part of a continuing commitment by our financial aid staff to educate students and parents about the financial aid process. It is our hope that this information will help ensure a successful application effort.

*NEW* NEW YORK STATE EXCELSIOR SCHOLARSHIP  *(Please note deadlines below)* 

The new Excelsior Scholarship is the first of its kind in the country, and will enable many New York State residents to attend a CUNY college tuition free.

Recipients of this award must have a family income of $100,000 or less; attend full-time; and complete 30 credits per year. An Excelsior Scholarship recipient can receive up to $5,500 from the Excelsior Scholarship, minus any amounts received for TAP, Pell, New York City Merit Scholarship or other scholarships. Awardees must also agree to reside exclusively in New York State and not be employed in any other State for a continuous number of years equal to the duration of the award. If you have questions regarding the Excelsior Scholarship at Lehman please visit the Excelsior Scholarship FAQs PDF Icon.

Follow these 3 easy steps to apply for the Excelsior Scholarship:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by 7/21/17
  2. Apply for TAP by 7/21/17
  3. Apply for the Excelsior Scholarship by 7/21/17
For more Information & answers to frequently asked questions



CUNY’s Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) information and SAP Waiver appeal instructions

Viewing Your Financial Aid Status in CUNYfirst Self Service

Now is the time to file your 2017-2018 FAFSA!

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Paying for College:

Understanding Undergraduate Financial Aid at CUNY [PDF]


FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents

How to Create an FSA ID


The Verification Process

Last modified: Jul 24, 2017

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