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Eligibility & Financial Aid

To be eligible for SEEK, you must:

  • be a legal resident of New York State for at least one year prior to entering college;
  • be a high school graduate or recipient of a state-approved equivalency diploma;
  • be a first-time freshman or previously enrolled in an HEOP or EOP program;
  • have a gross family income that meets the New York State guidelines;
  • be inadmissible according to the freshman admissions criteria established for the CUNY senior college you want to attend.

Transfer Students from College Discovery (CD), EOP, HEOP, and SEEK are eligible to transfer into SEEK at Baruch provided that they have remaining semesters of eligibility. Transfer students must complete the CUNY online transfer application.

Admission to SEEK is conditional until you have done the following:

  • taken the University basic skills assessment test in reading, writing, and mathematics unless you are exempted based on your SAT and/or Regents scores;
  • provided required documents that prove your economic eligibility for SEEK;
  • successfully completed the SEEK Summer Program.

General Information

SEEK students are eligible for extended semesters of financial aid, and most SEEK students receive both Pell and Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grants.  While a non-SEEK student receives 8 semesters of TAP, SEEK students receive 10.   Because these are grants and not loans, this money does not need to be repaid.  

In addition, students are given a stipend for books each semester, and their technology fees are covered. 


The following is a GUIDELINE for determining economic eligibility for Special Programs. It is not a substitute for an actual eligibility assessment. Please contact the Baruch Office of Financial Aid at 646-312-1360 for more information.


For students first entering college between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017

Academic Year: 2016-2017

Number of Members in Household
(including head of household)
Total Annual
Household Income
1    $21,978


3     $37, 296
4     $44,955
5     $52,614
6     $60,273
7     $67,951
Add $7,696 for each family member in excess of 7

Applying for Financial Aid

Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to become eligible for any and all forms of financial support.  In addition, they must show eligibility by submitting tax return forms.  Students are also encouraged to apply for college-sponsored scholarships.  Students can speak to their counselors about the wide variety of scholarships available.  You can also visit the Baruch College scholarship webpage: scholarships

To receive further information:

For more information about Financial Aid, please contact Mr. Carlton Marshall at


Go to Baruch College Financial Aid page



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