CUNY Sponsors Free Open Financial Aid Seminars In February

“We are intensifying our efforts to help current and prospective students learn about the full array of city, state, federal and private financial assistance and scholarships available,” said Chancellor Matthew Goldstein.

Experts from the CUNY Office of Financial Aid will advise parents and students on the various programs available. They will also offer tips on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and New York State/CUNY Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) applications. Special instruction will be given on how to monitor the status of the application after the actual request has been submitted. Many seminars will be offered in Spanish, Chinese and Russian, in addition to English.

Further information is available at or call 1-800-CUNY-YES. Seminar schedule and venue information is attached.

The City University of New York, the nation’s leading urban public university, comprises 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, a graduate school, a law school and a medical school. More than 208,000 degree-credit students and more than 208,000 continuing and professional education students are enrolled throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York.

CUNY Financial Aid Seminars in February

Each program will begin at 1:00 P.M.

The Bronx – February 1

Hostos Community College

English, Spanish

450 Grand Concourse, Bronx

Travel directions: # 2, 4 or 5 IRT trains to 149th Street and the Grand Concourse.
BX1, BX2 or crosstown BX19 to 149th Street and the Grand Concourse.

Staten Island – February 1

College of Staten Island

English, Spanish

2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island

Travel directions: R to 95th Street Station (in Brooklyn); transfer to S53 bus to Victory Boulevard (in Staten Island); take S62 or S92 to campus. Staten Island Ferry to St. George Terminal; S61, S62, S66, S67, S91 or S92 to campus.
S44 or S59 to Victory Boulevard; walk 2 blocks east on Victory Boulevard to campus. X10 (express bus from Manhattan) to campus.

Downtown Brooklyn – February 2

New York College of Technology

English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian

285 Jay Street

Travel directions: #2, 3, 4, 5, A, C or F to Borough Hall station; walk to Jay Street. M, N or R to Court Street Station; walk to Jay Street. B26, B37, B38, B41, B51, B52, B54, B61, B67 or B75

Manhattan – February 8

Hunter College

English, Spanish

69th Street and Lexington Avenue

Travel Directions: #6 to 68th Street-Hunter College station; 4, 5, N, or R to 59th Street-Lexington Avenue station; walk north on Lexington Avenue to 68th Street. M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M30 or M72 to E. 68th Street; walk east to Lexington Avenue. M98, M101, M102 or M103 to E. 68th Street. M66 to Lexington Avenue

Queens – February 9

LaGuardia Community College

English, Spanish, Chinese

31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, Queens

Travel directions : E,F,G,R or N to Queens Plaza; walk along overpass to Thomson Avenue; 7 to Rawson Street Station. Q60 to Thomson Avenue. QBx1 (from the Bronx) or Q44 to Main Street, Flushing; transfer to the 7 train to Rawson Street station. M32 bus (from Manhattan) to the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Thomson Avenue.

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in New York City in 1847 as the Free Academy, the University’s 23 institutions include 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The University serves 243,000 degree-credit students and more than 240,000 adult, continuing and professional education students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program for 32,500 high school students, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 300 high schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The University offers online baccalaureate degrees through the School of Professional Studies and an individualized baccalaureate through the CUNY Baccalaureate Degree.