Financial Aid

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Email: finaid@bmcc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: 212 220-1430
Office Fax: 212-220-2368

Summer Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: 8:30 am - 6 pm
Fri: Closed
Summer hours in effect through August 8, 2014.

School Codes

FAFSA Code: 002691
TAP Code: 1404

Application and Award Deadlines

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

If you miss the application deadlines posted below, you may still apply for financial aid, but funds from some sources may not be available to you if you file late. Some award programs have limited funding and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Remember: You must reapply for financial aid every academic year. All financial aid applications expire at the end of May. New applications must be completed in order for financial aid coverage to be continued. In every subsequent year, you should follow the Fall Admission deadlines posted below in order to have your new applications processed in time for fall registration.

For Fall Admission

January 2

Assemble your/your spouse's and/or your parents' income records. If you are not required to file federal tax returns, file your FAFSA now!

March 15

File your/your spouse's and/or your parents' federal income tax returns. If you file your taxes electronically, wait 2 weeks for IRS to process your tax returns before filing a FAFSA. If you file taxes by mail, wait 8 weeks before filing a FAFSA.

April 15

File your FAFSA on the Web now! If eligible, use the IRS Data Retrieval option at FAFSA-on-the-Web to have your income tax information imported from IRS records to your application automatically. File TAP on the Web using the "Optional Feature -- Start your state application" link on the FAFSA Confirmation Page.

April 30

If you did not apply for TAP when you filed your FAFSA, go to TAP on the Web. Use this link to apply for TAP, but do so only after you have received your Federal Student Aid Report results from your FAFSA.

For Spring Admission

November 30

File your FAFSA on the Web now! If eligible, use the IRS Data Retrieval option at FAFSA-on-the-Web to have your income tax information imported from IRS records to your application automatically. File TAP on the Web using the "Optional Feature -- Start your state application" link on the FAFSA Confirmation Page.

January 2

If you did not apply for TAP when you filed your FAFSA, go to TAP on the Web. Use this link to apply for TAP, but do so only after you have received your Federal Student Aid Report results from your FAFSA

Financial Aid Award Deadlines

Every financial aid program has its own final deadline for filing an application or submitting the results to the Financial Aid Office. If you haven't completed the financial aid process before the semester begins, you must not delay any longer as your time to do so is limited.

Federal Award Programs -- with few exceptions, issues with your FAFSA must be resolved and resolvable by your last day of attendance in any award period (usually the semester).

Federal Work-Study, Perkins Loans or FSEOG -- these programs have limited funding and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards continue to be made throughout the school year until funds are exhausted [usually by September 1 of the award year].

Federal Direct Loan Requests -- must be received by the Office of Financial Aid no later than three weeks before the end of the fall or spring terms.

New York State TAP -- issues with your NYS TAP application must be resolved by June 30 of the award year.

Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) -- a CUNY Supplement must be on file before the end of the third week of your first semester of attendance within the award year.

Allow at least 4-6 weeks processing time for your financial aid application(s). The college will credit financial aid awards toward your tuition charges only if your applications have been processed.

The deadlines posted above are meant to give you enough time to have your applications processed and any problems with your application information corrected before any tuition bill due date.

Often, the Financial Aid Office must request additional information or documents to complete the processing of your application. Please respond promptly to any requests for additional information. Most delays in processing result from delayed responses. Don't wait until the day your bill is due. It can take 2 weeks or longer to process you for an award AFTER you submit additional information.

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