• “Types of Aid

    We offer students a combination of financing options to cover their College expenses.
    • Grants and scholarships: Free money - you do not have to repay and are usually based on financial need.
    • Federal Work-Study: Earned money - allows you to work part-time to earn money for college expenses.
    • Loans: 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 www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • “Prepare

    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 (FSA ID).

    All applicants must use a FSA ID to apply for financial aid.

  • “Apply

    Log on to file your FAFSA 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 (TAP). 
    • 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 Verification submit required documents to Student Financial Services in-person in room C-107; via email to financialaid@lagcc.cuny.edu; or fax it to (718) 609-2020.

    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 CUNYfirst account.

    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 admission 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.
    • Review your major’s requirements 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.

  • “Financial Resource

    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
    Phone: 718-482-7218
    Email: financialaid@lagcc.cuny.edu
    Hours: Monday & Thursday - 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Tuesday & Wednesday - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Closed

    Financial Aid FAQ