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Federal Aid

Several financial aid programs exist to help students offset the cost of attendance at York College. These include federal grants, programs for part-time study, work-study, programs for veterans, loans, and scholarships.

Apply for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is free, so be on your guard when searching for the FAFSA application: Filers should make sure that they use only the official Department of Education site.

2023–2024 FAFSA Dealines

Priority Deadlines to Submit Verification Documentation for the 2023–2024 FAFSA

Students must be registered for the term of submission and have fully submitted all required documentation by the date according to their last term of attendance.

  • Summer 2023 deadline is August 31, 2023
  • Fall 2023 deadline is December 1, 2023
  • Spring 2024 deadline is May 16, 2024

 The 2024–2025 FAFSA will be available December 2023.

Note: All students should apply for financial aid every year. Students who missed the financial aid priority deadline are still encouraged to file the FAFSA and will be considered for federal student aid, if eligible, but institutional funds become increasingly limited and there is no guarantee that it will be available on your account by the time the bursar bill becomes due.

Note: Established federal processing deadlines prohibit the college from processing a submitted FAFSA after the student's last date of enrollment. Students who have not filed a FAFSA for the 2023-2024 academic year and who are no longer enrolled for the academic year may have missed the deadline to be considered for Federal Student Aid programs for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Everything You need to know about FAFSA

2024-25 FAFSA Changes

The FAFSA Simplification Act marks a substantial revamp of the procedures and systems employed to distribute federal student aid, commencing from the 2024–25 award year. This encompasses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, the need analysis process, and various policies and protocols for educational institutions engaged in federal student aid programs.

CUNY Net Price Calculator Financial Aid Estimator

The CUNY website has a Financial Aid Estimator to calculate the financial aid awards you may receive if you attend CUNY. The net price shows the affordability of attending CUNY and reflects your estimated costs of attending less your estimated financial aid.

CUNY Net Price Calculator Financial Aid Estimator

The CUNY website has a Financial Aid Estimator to calculate the financial aid awards you may receive if you attend CUNY. It will let you see the cost of attending CUNY as well as the amount of financial aid available to you to meet these costs. This information can help you compare costs at CUNY to those of other institutions so that you can determine which colleges are most affordable for you.

FAFSA and TAP Filing Workshops

Financial Aid (FAFSA and TAP) Application Online Workshop Reservation and Information.

FAFSA Guide and the 2024-2025 Simplification Information

Avoid costly mistakes. Learn what's new with FAFSA & Financial Aid and how the IRS tax retrieval works.

Federal Grants and Loans

A number of federal grants are available to those students who qualify.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a type of financial aid awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Financial Aid Disbursement

Dates for Financial Aid Distribution

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students who have been denied Federal and/or State Financial Aid because they have not met the requirements of the SAP policy are offered the opportunity to submit an appeal to be considered for a Financial Aid probationary status.

Special Circumstances for FAFSA Professional Judgments

FAFSA Professional Judgments Information

Summer Aid (Year-Round Pell)

Summer Pell and TAP Awards for Undergraduate Students

Teach Grant

The TEACH Grant Program is a federal program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to undergraduate students preparing to be teachers in a high-need field.

Withdrawals and Return of Federal Funds

Federal funds (Pell, SEOG, Direct Loans, etc...) are awarded with the expectation that you attend your classes and remain in school for the period of enrollment. If you withdraw (officially or unofficially), Federal regulations requires the College to calculate your eligibility for payment based upon the number of days you actually attended.