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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:



Click below to learn more about the New York State Excelsior Scholarship:

New York State Excelsior Scholarship

  • Complete your 2017-2018 FAFSA & TAP application ASAP (You can complete 17-18 FAFSA using 2015 Tax information)
  • Regarding 17-18 Direct Loans: For the fall 2017 only term, to ensure processing of the Direct Loan application all requirements must be completed by Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The Loan Period is based on the dates of the Academic Terms of enrollment.  Loans cannot be processed outside of the specified timeframe.
  • Direct Loan Requirments: The FAFSA must be finalized (no corrections required), Direct loan Application must completed in it's entirety, Completion of Entrance Counseling & Master Promissory Note (

    Important Notice: Students enrolled in Advanced Certificate Programs, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs and Non-Degree Programs are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid including Federal Direct Loans


    How to view Financial Aid Self-Service Information on CUNYfirst


    Use the Financial Aid Estimator to calculate the financial aid awards you may receive if you attend Hunter College.  Click here to access the CUNY Financial Aid Estimator.


    Hours of Operation: Office of Financial Aid

    February 26th - March 2nd  
    March 5th - March 9th  
    9:00 am - 6:30 pm 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


    Please note our hours change every week.  Please check regularly for our updated hours.


    Office of Financial Aid     695 Park Avenue     North Building Room 241     New York, NY 10065

    Phone 212-772-4820     Fax 212-650-3666

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