Graduate Financial Aid

Graduate degree students may be eligible for federal loans. Veterans tuition awards may be available for eligible veterans pursuing graduate studies. Students enrolled in graduate certificate programs do not qualify for financial aid.

  • The basic kinds of financial assistance are loans. Loans do need to be repaid.

How to Apply

To receive Federal student loans as a CUNY student, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure to include our school code 004765.

  • If you have questions while completing the FAFSA form you may contact the FAFSA help line at (800) 433-3243.
  • You will have to maintain good academic standing.
  • f you do not qualify for or are not interested in requesting federal loans, please contact the Bursar Office for payment options at or (646) 664-8640.

For veterans residing in New York, you may be eligible for VTA (Veteran Tuition Awards) offered by New York State. To apply, you will need to complete

Federal Financial Aid Requirements

  • You must be enrolled for at least 6 graduate credits each semester. Prerequisite courses do not count.
  • You must be in a degree program, in good academic standing, and making satisfactory academic progress as defined by The City University of New York.
  • Full-time graduate students should complete a Master's degree within three (3) years. Students must earn at least two-thirds of the credits that are attempted.
  • Graduate students must maintain a 3.00 GPA.
  • You cannot be in default of any federal educational loans and/or owe a federal grant repayment.