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The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program

How to Apply?

How Do I Apply to SEEK?

Follow these six easy steps to get started:

  1. Visit www.cuny.edu/admissions and complete the undergraduate CUNY Application. Under the “College & Major” section, select “NYC College of Technology.”
  2. In the “Support Programs” section of the application, be sure to select “YES” when asked if you are interested in SEEK/CD.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program application at www.hesc.ny.gov as well as accept all federal and state grants (i.e. Pell, TAP, SEOG).
  4. Get accepted to City Tech — CONGRATULATIONS! — and accept your offer of admission.
  5. Complete all admissions requirements.
  6. Complete your SEEK Information Session (You will received further instructions via email).

Eligibility Requirements

You may be eligible for SEEK if you answer YES to the following questions:

  • Have you applied and been accepted to City Tech?
  • Are you a New York City resident and/or eligible for in-state tuition (as per the CUNY tuition and fees manual)?
  • Have you completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program application at www.hesc.ny.gov?
  • You will be required to accept all federal and state grants you are deemed eligible for (i.e. Pell, TAP, SEOG). (Students not in receipt of financial aid due to immigration status may join SEEK but may not receive a financial stipend).
  • Do you meet the Income Guideline? (Economic Eligibility Guidelines)

Students may choose either SEEK or Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), but not both. If you are eligible for both programs, please explore your options carefully before making a final decision on which one is best for you.

Documentation Required

  • All 2019 Household Income
  • 2019 Income Tax Returns
  • 2019 IRS Tax Return Transcript
  • 2019 W-2 Forms
  • 2019 Social Security Benefits, if applicable
  • 2019 Supplemental Security Income, if applicable
  • 2019 Child Support Benefits, if applicable
  • 2019 Public Assistance Budget Report, if applicable
  • Verification of Non-Filling Letter, if applicable
  • Verification Worksheet (Provided by City tech)

* Other documents may be required

Economic Eligibility Guidelines

Academic Year 2021-22

Household Size
(including head of household)
Total Annual Income
1 $23,606
2 $31,894
3 $40,182
4 $48,470
5 $56,758
6 $65,046
7 $73,334
8 $81,622*
* For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $8,288 for each additional person.

Below are links to a number of online forms that you may need to complete the financial aid process. We are now using an online form platform, Dynamic Forms, this will allow you to securely complete and upload the forms online.

How do I access Dynamic Forms?

  Using a Guest Account

Please create a Dynamic Forms account to access and submit the forms.

SEEK Financial Aid Forms