Financial Aid Estimator

Our CUNY Financial Aid Estimator will provide you and your family with an early estimate of the financial aid for which you might qualify. Most people complete the Financial Aid Estimator in 5-10 minutes. Based on the information you provide regarding your family's financial situation and your educational preferences, the calculator will provide an estimate of potential financial aid awards and a net price. The net price shows the affordability of attending CUNY and reflects your estimated costs of attending less your estimated financial aid.

Completion of this Financial Aid Estimator is not an application for financial aid. The estimates provided do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price of attendance at your chosen college. You must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine your eligibility for federal financial aid at CUNY. For more information on applying for Federal student aid, go to For information on the percent of our full-time beginning undergraduates that received grant/scholarship aid in the previous award year, please visit

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   Select the CUNY college that you would like to attend from the drop-down list.
   Select the state in which you live, have a driver's license, or have registered to vote.

New York City Scholarships.

   Was your high school located in the five boroughs of New York City? Did you graduate from that high school? If your answer is yes to both these questions, answer yes. Otherwise answer no.
   Calculate your average for your academic courses excluding courses such as gym. This average will be different from your total high school average and is often lower.
   Answer yes if you will enroll as a full-time student at any CUNY college within twelve months of your high school graduation.
   Use the drop down menu to select the month, day and year of your birth.    
   Answer yes if you will be living with your parents or any other relative. Answer no if you are living elsewhere and paying rent.
   Check the Federal Work-Study box if you are interested in being offered an opportunity to work at the college through this federal grant program. Check the federal student loans box if you think you will need a loan to pay your expenses. If you don't want to be considered for work or a loan, leave these boxes blank.
   SAI is an eligibility index number that the college's financial aid office uses to determine how much federal student aid the student would receive if the student attended their school. Taking into consideration the student's or parent's income and assets, a need-based analysis generates an estimated SAI value. If you have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA (, you can find this index number on your FAFSA confirmation page or your FAFSA Summary Report sent from
   If you expect to receive additional scholarship or grant monies from any source other than CUNY or the federal or state government, enter the amount here. This could include an award from your high school, a grant that you separately applied for, or any monetary prize that you may have won that can be used for your colleges expenses.
   Enter your income earned from work as reported on your FAFSA or the year used in the EFC estimator.
   Select your marital status from the drop down menu.
   If you are not married and have no children who you support, enter 1. Otherwise, enter the number of people residing in your home that you support.
   The number of people in your household who are attending college. Include yourself as a college student. Do not include your parents. Include others only if they will attend, at least half time in a program that leads to a college degree or certificate.