How to Get Help Paying for College
At Queensborough, you have several options to help pay for your college education. In addition to assisting students with securing federal and state aid, Queensborough also offers grants, scholarships, work study, tuition payment plans, and information about loans to cover tuition, books and supplies. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) today to learn how much financial aid you can receive; it could really help pay for your college education. And remember, it's free to apply!
What Different Types of Aid are Available?
Financial Aid comes from a variety of sources.
- CUNY (The City University of New York)
- The Federal Government
- New York State
- Outside organizations
To be eligible for any federal/state program students must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Matriculated (i.e. pursuing a degree or certificate)
- Making Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by Queensborough
What Additional Funds May I Apply For?
Scholarships are an excellent way to fund your education. There are a number of scholarships available to students currently enrolled at QCC who have attained a high degree of academic excellence.
Please take a moment to look through the scholarships and see if there are any that match your criteria.Scholarships
State & Federal Grants
Find out about different grants such as the Federal Pell Grant Program and Tuition Assistance Program.Grant Programs
Federal Work-Study Program
This program enables a qualified student to pursue a degree while holding a part-time job. This employment may be located on or off campus and may take place during the academic year (including vacation periods) and/or during the summer months. Eligibility for this program is based on the financial status of the student and/or his or her family. Recipients are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress as stated under the PELL program. Students must apply on the FAFSA form.
What Types of Student Loans are Available?
Federal Direct Loans
This program provides low-interest loans totaling up to $31,000 for “Dependent” students and $57,000 for “Independent” students to cover undergraduate work. An eligible Queensborough student who is enrolled at least halftime (six credits and/equated credits) may borrow up to a total of $3,500 for the freshman year and up to a total of $4,500 for the sophomore year. The amount of the loan will be determined by the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC). No payments are required while the student is in school.View More Options
Don't Forget to Complete your...
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
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Click: "Start A New FAFSA"
Our Federal School Code is: 002697FAFSA Application