Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

John Jay Graduation at the Jacob K. Javits CenterHOW CAN I PAY FOR COLLEGE? 

We are here to help our students get a world-class education at a great value. As a public college in The City University of New York (CUNY) system, our tuition is a fraction of the cost of attending a private college or university of comparable quality. 

Investing In You 

We believe that a student’s financial resources should not be a barrier to enrollment. Our financial aid programs are designed to be an investment in our students’ academic life. 

Tuition & Fees 

Our tuition and fees vary according to your undergraduate or graduate classification as a continuing student, a new student, a matriculated student or a non-degree student, and whether or not you are a resident of New York State. To access the complete tuition and fees schedule, please visit our tuition and fees page.

Solution for Your Needs

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is committed to supporting you and your family in finding the best solution for your financial needs. Whether you are a prospective or current student, please know that we are working on your behalf.

Our programs offer many ways to pay for college, both government-funded and private sources of financial assistance:

  • Federal and State Grants: Grants do not have to be repaid. 
  • 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 Financial Aid Office.



We encourage you to file your forms early and accurately. To get started, fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online. Be sure to file as soon as possible after January 1, each year.

If you have more questions about financial aid, please contact us at 212.237.8151  or visit Jay Express Service Center.