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To be considered for a Federal Perkins Loan, you must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA) by an established filing deadline and indicate on it that you are interested in loan assistance. CUNY receives a fixed amount of money each academic year to make Federal Perkins Loans. Once this money is awarded, there is no more for that academic year. Federal Perkins Loans are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. You must file your FAFSA early to be considered.
If you are awarded a Federal Perkins Loan, the award will be posted to your Financial Aid Award Summary page in CUNYfirst. To view this page, login to your Student Center in CUNYfirst, and click on "View Financial Aid." After the college packages you with your financial aid awards, you will also receive an e-mail award letter that will indicate whether or not you have been awarded a Perkins Loan.