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It is important that you apply for both federal and New York State financial aid every academic year starting in January for the upcoming summer, fall and spring semesters. You can now apply for both the 2013-2014 academic year and the 2014-2015 academic year.  Make sure to file the appropriate applications for the semesters for which you want to be considered for financial aid.  You complete the 2013-2014 financial aid forms to be considered for aid for the Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.  You complete the 2014-2015 financial aid forms to be considered for aid for the Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.  Apply early, follow up and complete them by the deadline dates. Below you will find information on what you will be applying for when completing the forms and you will find step-by-step instructions for applying.

Applying for financial aid at New York City College of Technology requires that you file two applications and the CUNY Financial Aid Supplement:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    This form is used to determine eligibility for the following programs: Federal Pell Grant (FPELL), Federal Work-Study (FWS), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Search for Education and Elevation through Knowledge (SEEK), Federal Perkins loans (FPL) and the William D. Ford Federal Direct loans (FDL).
  • New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Application
    This form is to apply for New York State financial aid, which includes the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Part-time TAP (PTAP) and the Aid for Part-time Study Program (APTS).

The fast and easy way to complete the financial aid forms is to apply online beginning with the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. When you complete the FAFSA online, you will also be able to complete the TAP Application online. You must click on the link for New York State Residents on the FAFSA Confirmation Page to complete the TAP application. When the information is processed, you will receive instructions to go to the CUNY Portal at http://cunyportal.cuny.edu/, to complete the CUNY Financial Aid Supplement form.

Alternative Process
Electronic filing is the preferred way for students to apply for financial aid. If you wish, you may complete and mail a paper FAFSA. Download a paper FAFSA from from http://www.fafsa.gov/options.htm. If you do not complete TAP on the Web, you will receive several e-mail reminders to complete it at www.tapweb.org.  If you do not respond to these reminders, you will be sent a paper TAP application.

How to Apply for 2013-2014 Academic Year
(Summer 2013, Fall 2013 & Spring 2014)

Below you will find a simple, step-by-step approach for filing for financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year. When applying, we strongly urge you to use the available IRS Data Retrieval tool when you complete the FAFSA. By requesting this tool, you allow the IRS to complete the 2012 tax data section of your FAFSA for you. If you do not use the IRS Data Retrieval tool, and are selected for verification, you will be required to provide to us the IRS Tax Return Transcript for 2012 and the IRS Transcript of all W-2 forms for 2012. applicant. For a PDF of these steps, use the following links
2013-2014 First-time Applicant and Continuing Students

First–time Applicants and Continuing Students

HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID 2013-2014 AWARD YEAR
(SUMMER 2013, FALL 2013 AND SPRING 2014)

Priority Filing Period: January 1, 2013 March 31, 2013


STEP ONE: ACCESS THE FAFSA AT WWW.FAFSA.GOV

  • Use your Federal PIN to complete and sign your FAFSA.
  • If you do not have a Federal PIN, you can request one at www.pin.ed.gov.
  • One parent (dependent students) should request a Federal PIN to sign the FAFSA.
  • Otherwise, you must print the “Signature Page” for your parents to sign and mail.
  • Choose “Start a new FAFSA”, login and select 2013-2014 from the application choices.
  • Gather your and your parents' year 2012 financial and income documents (federal and NYS tax returns, W-2 statements, bank statements and other documents).

STEP TWO: COMPLETE THE FAFSA

  • Complete the income section with year 2012 income information by selecting the IRS Data Retrieval tool if you or your parents (dependent students) are tax filers and meet the criteria to use this tool.
  • Make sure you complete the household size and number in college.
  • Type City Tech’s federal college code: 002696.
  • Print a copy of your FAFSA and the Confirmation Page for your records.

STEP THREE: FILE YOUR TAP ON THE WEB APPLICATION

  • The optional feature link to apply for TAP (New York state-based financial aid) is available on the FAFSA “Submission Confirmation” page
  • Complete the answers by providing the year 2012 income information. You will need a copy of your year 2012 New York State tax return.
  • If you miss the link to the TAP on the FAFSA “Submission Confirmation” page, you can go to tapweb.org to apply for TAP, after your FAFSA is processed.
  • City Tech‘s TAP college code is: 1405.

STEP FOUR: RESPONSES TO YOUR APPLICATIONS

  • If you provided your e-mail address on the FAFSA, you will receive an electronic response; If you did not, you will receive a response by postal mail.
  • If you do not receive a response within three weeks after filing the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.gov, or call 1.800.433.3243.
  • If you do not hear from HESC within three weeks of receiving your FAFSA response, go to www.hesc.org or call 1.888.697.4372.

ALTERNATIVE PROCESS

  • Electronic filing is the preferred way for City Tech students to apply for financial aid. If you wish, you may complete and mail a paper FAFSA. Download a paper FAFSA from:
    http://www.fafsa.gov/options.htm
  • If you do not complete TAP on the Web, you will be mailed or emailed several reminders to complete it at www.tapweb.org. If you do not respond to these reminders, you will be sent a paper TAP application.

How to Apply for 2014-15 Academic Year
(Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)

Below you will find a simple, step-by -step approach for filing for financial aid for the 2014-2015 academic year. For this academic year, we strongly urge you to use the available IRS Data Retrieval tool when you complete the FAFSA. By requesting this tool, you allow the IRS to complete the 2013 tax data section of your FAFSA for you. If you do not use the IRS Data Retrieval tool, you may be required to provide to us the IRS Tax Return Transcript for 2013 and the Transcript of all W-2 forms for 2013. Note that the steps are slightly different for the first time applicant than for the continuing student applicant

First–time Applicant

HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 AWARD YEAR
(SUMMER 2014, FALL 2014 AND SPRING 2015)

Priority Filing Period: January 1, 2014 March 31, 2014


STEP ONE: ACCESS THE FAFSA AT WWW.FAFSA.GOV

  • Use your Federal PIN to complete and sign your FAFSA.
  • If you do not have a Federal PIN, you can request one at www.pin.ed.gov.
  • One parent (dependent students) should request a Federal PIN to sign the FAFSA.
  • Otherwise, you must print the “Signature Page” for your parents to sign and mail.
  • Choose the 2014-2015 "Start a new FAFSA" from the application choices.
  • Gather your and your parents' year 2013 financial and income documents (federal and NYS tax returns, W-2 statements, bank statements and other documents).

STEP TWO: COMPLETE THE FAFSA

  • Complete the income section with year 2013 income information by selecting the IRS Data Retrieval tool if you or your parents (dependent students) are tax filers and meet the criteria to use this tool.
  • Make sure you complete the household size and number in college.
  • Type City Tech’s federal college code: 002696.
  • Print a copy of your FAFSA and the Confirmation Page for your records.

STEP THREE: FILE YOUR TAP ON THE WEB APPLICATION

  • The link to apply for TAP is available on the FAFSA “Submission Confirmation” page under “New York State Residents.”
  • Complete the answers providing the 2013 income information. You will need a copy of your 2013 New York State tax return.
  • If you miss the link to the TAP on the FAFSA “Submission Confirmation” page, you can go to www.hesc.org to apply for TAP, after your FAFSA is processed.
  • City Tech‘s TAP college code is: 1405.

STEP FOUR: RESPONSES TO YOUR APPLICATIONS

  • If you provided your e-mail address on the FAFSA, you will receive an electronic response; If you did not, you will receive a response by postal mail.
  • If you do not receive a response within three weeks after filing the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.gov, or call 1.800.433.3243.
  • If you do not hear from HESC within three weeks of receiving your FAFSA response, go to www.hesc.org or call 1.888.697.4372.

ALTERNATIVE PROCESS

  • Electronic filing is the preferred way for City Tech students to apply for financial aid. If you wish, you may complete and mail a paper FAFSA. Download a paper FAFSA from:
    http://www.fafsa.gov/options.htm
  • If you do not complete TAP on the Web, you will be mailed or emailed several reminders to complete it at www.tapweb.org. If you do not respond to these reminders, you will be sent a paper TAP application.

Continuing Student Applicant

HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 AWARD YEAR
(SUMMER 2014, FALL 2014 AND SPRING 2015)

Priority Filing Period: January 1, 2014 – March 31, 2014


STEP ONE: ACCESS THE FAFSA AT WWW.FAFSA.GOV

  • Use your Federal PIN to complete and sign your FAFSA.
  • If you do not remember your Federal PIN, request one at www.pin.ed.gov.
  • One parent (dependent students) should request a Federal PIN to sign the FAFSA.
  • Otherwise, you must print the “Signature Page” for your parents to sign and mail.
  • Choose 2014-2015 "Renewal FAFSA" from the application choices.
  • Gather your and your parents' year 2013 financial and income documents (federal and NYS tax returns, W-2 statements, bank statements and other documents.)

STEP TWO: REVIEW AND UPDATE YOUR FAFSA DATA

  • If you completed the 2013-2014 FAFSA, some information from the 2013-2014 year will appear. Review and update the information.
  • Update the year 2013 income section by selecting the IRS Data Retrieval tool if you or your parents (dependent students) are tax filers and meet the criteria to select this tool.
  • If necessary, update the number in the household and number in college.
  • Type City Tech’s federal college code: 002696
  • Print a copy of your FAFSA and the Confirmation Page for your records.

STEP THREE: FILE YOUR TAP ON THE WEB APPLICATION

  • The link to apply for TAP is available on the FAFSA “Submission Confirmation” Page under “New York State Residents.”
  • Review and correct the pre-printed answers and update with the 2013 income information as appropriate to your situation. You will need a copy of the year 2013 New York State tax return.
  • If you miss the link to the TAP on the FAFSA “Submission Confirmation” page, you can go to www.hesc.org to apply, after your FAFSA is processed.
  • City Tech’s TAP college code is: 1405.

STEP FOUR: RESPONSES TO YOUR APPLICATIONS

  • If you provided your e-mail address on the FAFSA, you will receive an electronic response; if you did not, you will receive a response by postal mail.
  • If you do not receive a response within three weeks after filing the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.gov, or call 1.800.433.3243.
  • If you do not hear from HESC within three weeks of receiving your FAFSA response, go to www.hesc.org or call 1.888.697.4372.

ALTERNATIVE PROCESS

  • Electronic filing is the preferred way for City Tech students to apply for financial aid. If you wish, you may complete and mail a paper FAFSA. Download a paper FAFSA from:
    http://www.fafsa.gov/options.htm
  • If you do not complete TAP on the Web, you will be mailed or emailed several reminders to complete it at www.tapweb.org. If you do not respond to these reminders, you will be sent a paper TAP application.

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