Paying for College
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31-10 Thomson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
LaGuardia Community College
Paying for College
Paying for College
Apply for Aid
TUITION AND FEES
TYPES OF AID
We offer students a combination of financing options to cover their College expenses.
: Free money - you do not have to repay and are usually based on financial need.
: Earned money - allows you to work part-time to earn money for college expenses.
: Borrowed money - you do have to repay with interest.
Tuition Payment Plan
: Interest-free plan with Nelnet - your tuition is divided into six (6) lower monthly payments.
Financial Aid at a glance
If you are uncertain how you will pay for College, you should apply for financial aid. You'll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for grants, work-study, scholarships or loans.
Follow the steps below to
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
Gather documents needed to apply.
Student & Parent’s 2015 Federal Income Tax Returns (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, W-2, and other records of money earned)
Records of untaxed income (Social Security benefits, food stamps (SNAP), etc., if applicable) valid email address
Find or create your
Federal Student Aid
All applicants must use a FSA ID to apply for financial aid.
Log on to file your
application before December 31 (for fall semester); April 15 (for spring semester).
Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to access the income tax information, if applicable. It is the best way to ensure the FAFSA has accurate income information.
FAFSA CODE: 010051 TAP CODE:1403
After you complete your FAFSA, apply for
New York State Aid
Need help? Bring your documents to the Student Financial Services Resource Center in C-Building, room C-109. Questions?
Call us! 718-482-7218.
AFTER YOU APPLY
Check your email one week after completing your FAFSA. The U.S. Department of Education will send you an email with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR).
Review your SAR for inaccuracies.
If you are selected for a process called
to Student Financial Services in-person in room C-107; via email to
; or fax it to
After your FAFSA is processed
by the U.S.Department of Education, the Student Financial Services staff will review your information and determine your eligibility. If you are eligible, you will receive a notification of your financial aid awards on your
Check your CUNYfirst
To Do list
for any outstanding items that should be submitted.
FINANCIAL AID TIPS
Complete your FAFSA in October each year to get the most money available.
Prospective students should apply for
and financial aid at the same time.
Register for 12 or more credits (classes in session I and II) to get the most financial aid and graduate sooner.
If you think you may need to withdraw from a class, get ahead of the game—speak with an advisor on your Advising Team about your options.
Failure to attend class/withdrawal from class can negatively impact the amount of your financial aid
. You may also risk future eligibility and be subject to repayment.
to understand the courses needed for your major. Take your core courses as early as possible to avoid accumulating too many other credits that do not count toward your major and financial aid may not be available to cover.
STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES RESOURCE CENTER
We know the financial aid process may seem complex. Visit the Student Financial Services Resource Center for assistance applying for federal student aid, state aid -TAP/Aid for Part-Time Study, and scholarships; and to get answers to your
financial aid questions
. Our dedicated staff will help you understand the financial aid process, discover scholarship and other funding opportunities, and gain the financial know-how required to make informed decisions throughout your College years and beyond.
Room: C-Building, Room C-109
Monday & Thursday - 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Closed