Financial Aid Application Steps

Listed below are the 3 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 the link is not provided, you can complete the application directly at www.tapweb.org/totw

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 >
Apply for Federal Direct Loans >

3

Apply for Federal Direct Loans

The Federal Direct Loan is a low-interest student loan with flexible repayment options. These loans can be either subsidized or unsubsidized.

How it works:

  1. Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling
  2. Once entrance counseling is complete, you will see option complete Master Promissory Note (MPN)

More about Federal Direct Loans:

  • Subsidized loans are offered to students who are eligible for need-based financial assistance. No interest is charged on these loans until you graduate, withdraw or are enrolled less than half-time. Interest accrues following a six-month grace period.
  • Unsubsidized loans are available to those who do not qualify for need-based financial assistance. Unlike subsidized loans, interest accrues on these loans while students are still in school. You have the option to pay the interest as you attend school or to wait for the repayment period to begin.
  • To be eligible for a Federal Direct Loan, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, not have previous defaults on a federal loan, be enrolled or plan to enroll at least half-time, and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Apply for Federal Direct 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: 888-414-4794
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