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Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid

308 West Quad Center

Financial Aid at the Enrollment Services Center
Lobby, West Quad Center (document submission)
P: 718.951.5051
F: 718.951.4778
*Please see the "Contact" section for additional information.

Important Financial Aid / CUNYfirst Update

*NEW Financial Aid Newsletter — December 2014. Topics: Financial Aid on CUNYfirst, Winter Financial Aid and TAP (Tuition Assistance Program), also contains important financial aid dates.

A new financial aid self-service option has been implemented via CUNYfirst that will allow students to do more and see more with their financial aid. We encourage all students to regularly check their Brooklyn College e-mail for important financial aid updates and notifications, as this will be the college's primary method of communication.

We also strongly recommend that you read the Guide to Enhanced Financial Aid Self-Service Information in CUNYfirst.

Federal Direct Loans — Applications are available via CUNYfirst, "Self-Service > Student Center" tab. If you need step by step guidance, please refer to our " Direct Loan Handout." Please be advised that the new online direct loan application form can be submitted only once per year. Therefore, we strongly recommend double-checking your selections prior to submitting the online form. Modifications will be accepted via paper process only.

2015-2016 Cunyfirst loan applications are not available at this time until further notice.

Important Deadlines

  • The last day to submit a fall only loan was Dec. 15, 2014.
  • The last day of work for Federal Work-study students was Dec. 23, 2014. 

Applying for Financial Aid

Priority deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the Brooklyn College Office of Financial Aid was Aug. 4, 2014.

Note: All students should apply for financial aid every year. Students who missed the financial aid priority deadline are still encouraged to file the FAFSA and will be considered for federal student aid, if eligible, but institutional funds become increasingly limited and there is no guarantee that it will be available on your account by the time the bursar bill becomes due. 

Apply for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is free, so be on your guard when searching for the FAFSA application: Filers should make sure that they use only the official Department of Education site

After submitting your FAFSA, you will be taken to the FAFSA Confirmation Page. Look for "Optional Feature — Start your state application" on the Confirmation page to go to TAP on the Web. Here you will be able to apply for New York State tuition assistance programs for full-time and part-time students. If you do not complete the TAP on the Web application after completing the FAFSA, you will be sent an e-mail with a link to that application after your FAFSA is processed. 

For information on how to file your FAFSA, complete a Verification. To view your financial aid information in CUNYfirst, please review these application instructions and 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA (video). 

Important Financial Aid information for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (including program summary, cost of attendance, verification, applying for Federal Direct loans, student rights and responsibilities, etc.).

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Current Year 2014–15

Dependent Students

Independent Students 

Direct Deposit

  • Direct deposit information can now be entered in CUNYfirst. For instructions, please reference this guide.
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