The application process for almost all federal, state, local and college financial aid programs begins with the filing of a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application. Once you have completed the FAFSA application, you should then be directed to complete the NYS TAP Application. If you were not directed to the NYS website, please click here to begin the TAP Application.
Follow these 4 steps to help you through the Financial Aid process:
1. Get a FSA ID in order to sign your FAFSA application. If you are a dependent student, your parent will need one as well.
2. Complete the FAFSA application.
3. Submit any required documents (you can view this in your CUNYfirst Tasks and Holds section)
4. Check your Financial Aid status (you can view this in your CUNYfirst Student Center)
Select the Option That Applies to You to begin completing the FAFSA application:
|Freshman Student||Transferring Student||Continuing Student|
Important FAFSA Filing Deadlines
FAFSA 2023-24 Year (Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters)
Available to complete between 10/1/22 and 6/30/24
Deadline to file:
Summer 2023 must be received prior to end of Summer session (08/17/23)
Fall 2023 must be received prior to end of Fall semester (12/20/23)
Spring 2024 must be received prior to end of Spring semester (05/22/24)
FAFSA 2022-23 Year (Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters)
Available 10/1/21 – 6/30/23 (this application has officially closed)
Deadline to file:
Summer 2022 must be received prior to end of Summer session (08/16/22)
Fall 2022 must be received prior to end of Fall semester (12/21/22)
Spring 2023 must be received prior to end of Spring semester (05/23/23)
FAFSA 2024-25 Year (Summer 2024, Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters)
*TBA – Available sometime in early December 2024-more information to follow