Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid Services

Use this website as a resource for all things financial aid and go over our helpful checklist below.

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM*      

*Counseling hours are not available on Fridays. Students may inquire with the front desk, as well as submit any documents requested by the Financial Aid Office.

We are located in the Newman Library Building on the 8th floor, you can find a map here.

Students are seen during counseling hours on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary.

 

Financial Aid Checklist:

1.  Go to FAFSA.ed.gov, complete your FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and keep track of your Personal Identification Number (PIN).  If you are a Dependent student, your parent will also require a PIN.

2.  Use Baruch's college code (007273) when filling out the FAFSA and when filling out the application for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (1409).

3.  After filling out your FAFSA, you'll be assigned an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC and your estimated Cost of Attendance is what we use to determine your need-based awards.

4.  If you qualify for federal grants and/or loans, you can check the Distribution Calendar to find out when you will be receiving your awards.

 

Checking Your Financial Aid Status:

To view your financial aid awards status, please adhere to the following directions:

  • Log-on to your CUNY Portal account
  • Click on Admissions/Financial Aid
  • Select eFAP
  • Select Financial Aid
  • Click on Select Aid Year
  • Under Application Status, an Errors page will be linked if you have been selected for verification or if your verification is still pending; an Awards page will be linked if your FAFSA is valid and has been processed. The Awards page will also include the status of your federal direct loans if you have already applied.

Please note:

  • You are only responsible for covering charges that are not covered by pending aid on CUNYFirst.
  • Financial Aid Services cannot advise on Bursar holds, billing, payment, and TAP-related inquiries. If that is why you have contacted us, please redirect your concern to the Bursar’s office. To email the Bursar, click here. To reach the office by phone, dial 646-312-1280.

 

Email Us:

  • For questions or concerns regarding Federal Direct Loans (Stafford Loans), click here.
  • For questions or concerns regarding Federal Direct PLUS Loans, click here.
  • For questions or concerns regarding Perkins Loans, click here.
  • For questions or concerns regarding private loans, click here.
  • For questions or concerns regarding the Pell program, click here.
  • For questions or concerns regarding Federal Work Study, click here.
  • For questions or concerns regarding scholarships, click here.
  • For questions or concerns regarding the SEEK program, click here.
  • For general financial aid concerns that do not meet any of the above criteria, click here.

 

Check out the pages in the left-side column for further information on specific programs. Use the following links below for information on scholarships and studying abroad. 

CUNY Links:

  • Enroll Now! - CUNY Scholar Support Prepaid Card, the fast, safe & easy way to receive your CUNY financial aid & work study payments.

Financial Aid Award Guide 2014-2015

Important Terms & Conditions of Financial Aid Awards

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