Undergraduate Financial Aid

Mission Statement

The Financial Aid Office collaborates with other campus/university offices to provide timely, courteous and professional service to students and their families by ensuring access to financial resources needed to attain a post-secondary education and achieve a holistic college experience.

Committed to an Affordable Education

We work hard to keep our tuition affordable while maintaining the highest academic standards. Our financial aid programs help remove financial barriers to getting a higher education.

If you need help financing your education, fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online. The FAFSA collects information needed to determine your eligibility for financial aid programs.

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:

Filing for FAFSA & TAP

Step 1 ­­ Get familiar with the academic requirements for financial aid. You can find the Federal requirements here and State requirements here

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. Our 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.

If you are a New York State resident, you will initiate the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application process by completing the FAFSA. A separate application is required for TAP. This can be filed electronically while you are filing your FAFSA. Once you reach the "Confirmation page," click on "New York Residents Only" to file for TAP. If you miss this, a paper application will be sent to you automatically. 

The TAP code for undergraduates is 1414.

For more information regarding financing your education, contact us at financialaid@jjay.cuny.edu or visit Jay Express.

    Contact Us

    The Financial Aid Office

    Mailing Address 
    524 West 59th Street
    BMW, 607
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212-663-7867
    E-mail: financialaid@jjay.cuny.edu