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Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid at Hunter College

A college degree maximizes your chances of being successful. Knowing how to invest in your education can be challenging. Sometimes the toughest part of investing in your education is starting the financial aid process. Many families mistakenly think they don’t qualify for aid and prevent themselves from receiving financial aid by failing to apply for it. You can apply for financial aid any time after October 1st, prior to the academic year you plan to attend; however, you must be admitted and enrolled at Hunter College to actually receive funds. You and your family have a number of financial aid opportunities to take advantage of; you just need to know where to begin. Use the information below to help you get started and learn more about your financial aid options.

Important Announcements:

Please click here for an important update on Financial Aid programs and other resources available to students affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Updates

The Office of Financial Aid is physically closed for in-person visits, however, we are still providing all Financial Aid services virtually. It is strongly recommended that you do not mail or fax documents to the Office of Financial Aid. As an alternative, please review your "To Do" List items in CUNYfirst and submit all documents by logging into CUNYfirst, Select Campus Solutions > Self Service > Document Upload.

For more information on how to upload documents, click here.

Please click here for an important update on Financial Aid programs and other resources available to students affected by COVID-19.


The Direct Loan Application deadline for Fall 2020 is December 18, 2020.

2020-21 FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year is now available! You may complete the 2020-21 FAFSA with 2018 Tax information.

2021-22 FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 academic year is now available! You may complete the 2021-22 FAFSA with 2019 Tax information.

2021-22 FAFSA On The Web Walkthrough Presentation

Financial Aid Virtual Front Desk

We now have the option for Hunter students to speak to a Financial Aid Office representative one-on-one by making an appointment via Zoom. The RSVP email has been sent to your Hunter email for students who are enrolled for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Once you have submitted your RSVP, you will be sent the link for your Zoom appointment.
Please only RSVP for one appointment slot so that we may address all student inquires.
Due to high volume, the appointments will be based on a first-come first-serve basis.

The Virtual Front Desk hours are as follows:
Monday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm.

Contact the Financial Aid by Phone:

Alternatively students may contact us by phone at 718-772-4820. Please note that the hours for phone calls have changed.
We will be accepting calls only on Fridays between 9am to 4:45pm.

Contact the Financial Aid by Email:

If you are unable to make an appointment for the Virtual Front Desk or call, you may send us an email at

2021-2022 Financial Aid FAFSA Filing Workshops will be held via Zoom on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 17
Wednesday, March 17
Wednesday, March 31
Wednesday, April 7
Wednesday, April 28
Wednesday, May 5

If you plan to attend a workshop, please be sure to have your 2019 tax information on-hand for yourself, your spouse (if married) and/or your parents (if dependent).
If you have recently completed your 2021-2022 FAFSA, please disregard this message.
To attend the workshop, please RSVP by clicking the button below.
Register here →

Taking Care of You:
Financial Wellness Virtual Orientation

Need help understanding your financial aid or your tuition bill? If so, we invite you to join us for an upcoming Financial Aid Wellness Virtual Orientation Session held via Zoom on the following dates:

Undergraduate Student Sessions

Wednesday, February 3, 1–2:30 pm
Wednesday, February 24, 5:30-7 pm
Wednesday, March 24, 1–2:30 pm
Wednesday, April 21, 1-2:30 pm

Financial Wellness for Undergraduate Students Presentation

Graduate Student Sessions

Wednesday, February 10, 1–2:30 pm
Wednesday, March 10, 5:30–7 pm

Financial Wellness for Graduate Students Presentation

Immediately following the sessions, representatives from the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of the Bursar will be on-hand for a Q&A. RSVP is required to attend. Each virtual session is limited to 500 attendees. Zoom information will be provided after you have registered for the event. To reserve your spot at an upcoming session, please click the link below.
Reserve Your Spot →

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Hours of Operation: Office of Financial Aid

(Effective beginning August 26, 2020)

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures

New Years Eve
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