Admissions & Aid
The university has adopted an earlier financial aid disbursement policy for all CUNY colleges. This revised policy allows financial aid refunds to reach our students early in the semester to assist them with educational-related expenses such as transportation, books and supplies, and meals. In order to provide verification of student enrollment information prior to the disbursement of financial aid funds, the following processes occur during a fall or spring semester as follows:
Any student who receives a WD (Withdrawal Drop) and also is receiving TAP for the same semester may see an eventual reduction in his or her award.
Both WD (Withdrawal Drop) and WN (Withdrawal No Attendance) will be recorded on a student’s course history (in CUNYfirst) but will not appear on transcripts.
Any student who earns a WN grade will not be eligible to receive any financial aid (federal and state) for that specific course and may create a tuition and fee balance.
Totally withdrawing from classes (R2T4) will decrease a student’s financial aid eligibility and may create a tuition and fee balance.
*Note: Financial aid funds will not be disbursed until all “To-Do” list items are completed, under the “Self-Service” option, in the “Student Center” tab. We strongly recommend that you read the Guide to Enhanced Financial Aid Self-Service Information in CUNYfirst (PDF).