Financial Aid Application Steps

Listed below are the 4 main steps to completing the financial aid process.
Complete Your FAFSA Application >

1

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA and required documentation:

  • MCNY School code: 009769
  • FAFSA Assistance: The Financial Aid computer lab is available for assistance by a FA representative.
    Please contact Financial Aid Office at 212-343-1234 EXT: 5004.
    For your convenience, we have representatives at both the Manhattan and Bronx campuses.
  • FAFSA Results: The College will receive FAFSA results from the Department of Education within 3-5 business days.
  • Verification: If selected for verification, you will be notified of required documentation by email.

Essentials needed for your appointment:

  • Federal Student Aid ID and password (if you have already created one)
  •  2018 Taxes and/or W2’s for the 2020-21 FAFSA.
Complete Your FAFSA Application >
Complete Your TAP Application >

2

NY State Residents - Apply for New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Full-time undergraduate students who are residents of New York State may also apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). This is a grant program, which means you don’t have to pay it back.

How it works:

After you submit the FAFSA, you will be provided with a link to your online TAP application. Once you complete your online TAP application and after the state higher education agency receives your FAFSA data, you will be sent an award certificate.

If you already have a tap application on file and need to add MCNY’s school code, please follow this link.

To contact the TAP office by phone, call 1-888-NYSHESC (1-888-697-4372).

  • Awards are based on New York State net taxable income and tuition charges.
  • Initial TAP awards are listed as estimates on the Financial Aid Award Letter. The estimates are based on income information provided on the FAFSA.
Complete Your TAP Application >
Complete Counseling for Student Loans >

3

Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

Student loan entrance counseling is a mandatory process that is intended to help borrowers better understand the responsibilities that they will be taking on with borrowing federal loans.

Complete Counseling for Student Loans >
Complete MPN for Student Loans >

4

Complete Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Students must sign a Master Promissory Note before receiving a federal loan for college. The promissory note is a legally binding agreement whereby the student agrees to repay the loan, accrued interest and fees to the Department of Education.

Complete MPN for Student Loans >

For questions regarding financial aid application steps, contact the Financial Aid Office

Office of Financial Aid

60 West Street, New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-343-1234 ext. 5004
E-mail: fa@mcny.edu
Fax: 212-625-2072

Hours:
Monday & Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 am - 6pm
Friday: 1pm - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Office of Financial Aid

463 East 149 Street, Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: 212-343-1234 ext 3507
E-mail:  fa@mcny.edu
Fax: 212-343-2072

Hours:
Monday & Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 am - 6pm
Friday: 1pm - 6pm
First & Third Saturdays: 10am - 2pm