Office of Financial Aid

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:

COVID-19 Update

The Office of Financial Aid is physically closed for in-person visits, however, we are still providing all Financial Aid services virtually. As an alternative to submitting documents in person, please review your “To Do” List items in CUNYfirst and submit all documents or inquiries to the Financial Aid Office by emailing finaid@hunter.cuny.edu.

2020-21 FAFSA Filing Workshops

FAFSA Filing Workshops will be held remotely on Wednesday, March 4, March 18 and April 22, 2020 between 1:00-3:00pm. (RSVP Required)
If you plan to attend a workshop, please be sure to have 2018 tax information ready for yourself, your spouse (if married) and/or your parents (if dependent).
Register here ->

2019-20 FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year is still available! You may complete the 2019-20 FAFSA with 2017 tax information.

2020-21 FAFSA

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


GRE Fee Waiver Information: Beginning July 1, 2018, students interested in requesting a 2018-2019 GRE Fee Waiver must send a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR) and a completed GRE Fee Reduction Request Form to ETS. Students who meet the need-based guidelines will receive a GRE Fee Reduction voucher to take the General Test and/or a Subject Test for 50 percent of the full test fee. Please visit the GRE website for more information about the program and the new process.

Direct Loan Requirements: The FAFSA must be finalized (no corrections required), Direct loan Application must completed in it’s entirety, which includes completion of Entrance Counseling & Master Promissory Note. Visit https://studentloans.gov.