Graduate Financial Aid

Graduate Financial Aid

Mission StatementGraduate Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is highly accessible and committed to providing quality financial assistance to students who would otherwise not be able to attain their educational goals.  Our thoroughly trained financial aid administrators are student centered, dedicated to providing fair and equal consideration to all.

We help you pay for your education

 We know that education pays. A survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests a positive correlation between an individual’s level of education and his/her median weekly earnings. There is also less of a chance the individual will be unemployed.  

If you need help financing your education, we require you to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online. The FAFSA application collects basic information needed to determine your eligibility for all of the financial aid programs sponsored by the federal government.

There are many options to choose from when considering both government funded and private sources of financial assistance. The basic kinds of financial assistance are:

Loans: Loans need to be repaid. 
Scholarships: Scholarships are usually based on academic merit and financial need and do not need to be repaid.
Federal Work-Study: This consists of part-time employment, either on or off campus, contracted through the Office of Student Financial Services.

Changes were made to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid beginning with the 2017-2018 application.  These changes allow students to submit their FAFSA earlier.  Going forward the FAFSA will be available every October 1st for the following school year.  In order to allow students to file their applications beginning October 1st the FAFSA will begin to use tax information from two years prior.  Click on the link below for additional information.

Filing for FAFSA

Step 1 ­­ Get familiar with the academic requirements for financial aid.

Step 2 ­­ Fill out the FAFSA online. Be sure to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, each year.

The federal title IV school code for John Jay College is 002693.

You will receive a federal Student Aid Report (SAR) four to six days after filing the FAFSA online. Your SAR will indicate your expected family contribution for federal student aid programs as calculated by the federal processor. John Jay's financial aid office receives this information electronically when you file, so it is not necessary to send us your SAR. Financial aid awards will be e-mailed to your John Jay account beginning in March.

For more information regarding financing your education, contact the John Jay financial aid office at 212.237.8151  or visit the Jay Express Service Center.