Federal and State Financial Support

Paying for college does not have to fall to you alone. Financial aid is available to those who qualify, and federal and state aid does not need to be paid back unless you have withdrawn from the school and owe a refund. If you are thinking about attending Hunter College, you should apply for financial aid.

How to apply for Federal and State Support

Everyone who wants to become a Hunter student should apply for financial aid. In order to qualify for financial aid, you must fill out these two applications. The financial aid application process will let you know what federal and state government aid you are eligible for, but you will also need an active application in order to be considered for the wide variety of Hunter College scholarships available.

Both forms must be filled out for each academic year that you attend Hunter College:

  • FAFSA – (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • TAP (ONLY for NY residents)

Application deadlines
You should apply for financial aid even before you’ve been accepted to Hunter. If you’re applying for Fall 2018, the FAFSA became available on October 1st. Hunter’s priority deadline for filing your FAFSA application is April 15th.

Apply annually to receive aid
You must apply for financial aid every year that you attend Hunter College. Both the FAFSA and TAP forms must be completed. Please remember that your eligibility for financial aid may change significantly, especially if you have a different number of family members in college. Your financial aid package also depends on making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, such as earning a minimum number of credits and achieving a minimum GPA.

Requirements

In addition to your financial circumstances, your financial aid package requires you to make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, such as earning a minimum number of credits and achieving a minimum GPA.

You must also meet a model code of conduct. To track your eligibility, check the Financial Aid Certification Tracking System (FACTS).