Financial Aid

Need Help? Questions?

Contact Us

Email finaid@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone 212 220-1430
Fax 212-346-8515
Location 199 Chambers St N365

 

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
[through August 9, 2018]

School Codes

FAFSA Code: 002691
TAP Code: 1404

Request a Federal Direct Loan

Before you request a Federal Direct Loan, we strongly suggest that you learn about the Direct Loan program by reading the Federal Direct Loan FAQ pages.

Follow These Steps to Request a Federal Direct Loan:

  1. If you haven't already done so, file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. If you are a first-time Direct Loan borrower at BMCC, you must complete Entrance Counseling.
  3. a. Decide the amount you wish to borrow using the Federal Direct Loan Borrowing Chart.
    b. Learn what happens after you submit your loan request.
    Many students neglect this important step and end up with many unanswered questions about the loan process -- don't be one of them!
  4. If you are a first-time Direct Loan borrower at BMCC, sign an Electronic Master Promissory Note (e-MPN) using the FSA ID you used to sign your FAFSA. 
  5. Complete a Direct Loan Request by clicking on the "Direct Loan Processing Form" link on your CUNYfirst Student Center page. Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loan

If you are a dependent student and your parents wish to request a Federal Direct PLUS Loan, your parents must fill out, sign and submit an online Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request. Note: Look for the "Create New Account" link and follow the instructions to create a user name and password to access the PLUS Loan Request. We have provided this Instruction Sheet to assist you in completing your change request.

Parents who are first time PLUS Loan borrowers must also sign an Electronic Master Promissory Note (e-MPN) online using a Department of Education FSA ID. If your parents do not have or have forgotten their FSA ID, they may apply for a new one at the FSA ID website.

Increase Your Federal Direct Loan

If you have already submitted a loan request for the current school year but need to ask for additional loan funds, please fill out an online Federal Direct Loan Change Request. Note: Look for the "Create New Account" link and follow the instructions to create a user name and password to access the Direct Loan Change Request. We have provided this Instruction Sheet to assist you in completing your change request.

Cancel Your Federal Direct Loan

If you have already submitted a loan request for the current school year but now wish to cancel your loan, please fill out an online Federal Direct Loan Change Request. Note: Look for the "Create New Account" link and follow the instructions to create a user name and password to access the Direct Loan Change Request. We have provided this Instruction Sheet to assist you in completing your change request.

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