Filing FAFSA

Apply for Federal and State Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to file as soon as possible on or after October 1 of the year preceding the academic year for which financial aid is sought. The Brooklyn College priority filing deadline is March 1. The academic year represents fall and spring semesters respectively. Therefore, academic year 2020–21 is fall 2020 and spring 2021.

Prior to Completing the FAFSA


The student and one parent (if the student is a dependent student) must have a FSA ID from the U.S. Department of Education, which you may obtain online.

  • CUNY Brooklyn College federal school code is: 002687

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

File your FAFSA online

  • It’s Quick: Results are sent to you via e-mail by the next business day.
  • Brooklyn College will receive an electronic record within five to seven business days
  • It’s Easy: Detailed help screens and skip logic guide you through every question.
  • It’s Accurate: Inconsistent answers are flagged so you can correct mistakes before submitting the application.
  • It’s Safe: Encryption keeps your information safe when you send it to us.

If you don’t have internet access, you can request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800.4.FED.AID (800.433.3243) or 319.337.5665. (Hearing-impaired TTY users can call 80.730.8913.)

  • After completing the paper FAFSA, mail the form in the attached pre-addressed envelope.
  • Your paper FAFSA will be processed in two to three weeks.
  • If you don’t hear anything within three weeks of the date it was mailed, you can check the status by going to the FAFSA website or by contacting the Federal Student Aid Information Center at the numbers listed above.

Applying for State Financial Aid

In addition to federal financial aid, New York State residents may be eligible for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

Additional Federal Programs

Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program

The Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program allows eligible students to borrow money directly from the federal government. This program includes the subsidized, unsubsidized, and PLUS loan programs. Depending on eligibility, under the Federal Direct Loan Programs, a student may borrow specific amounts for each year with a maximum lifetime borrowing limit for undergraduate study. The loans carry a fixed interest rate based on the academic year the loan is issued. Loan enter repayment six months after a student ceases to be enrolled at least half-time (six credits) matriculated.

Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is an employment program that pays eligible students in good academic standing an hourly wage for work done for the college or public or other nonprofit agencies. A student may work six to 20 hours a week while in the FWS program.

International students are not eligible for federal student financial aid and therefore are not eligible for participation in the Federal Work-Study Program.

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