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Checking the Status of a Financial Aid Application

To view the current status of your financial aid application, you can check online or on your CUNYfirst account under Student Center, Pending Aid ("Pending Aid" is funds you are estimated to receive toward tuition and fees based on your enrollment and application status).

Your FAFSA process can take at least one week if all signatures are submitted electronically by using your FSA ID.

Processing a TAP award may take 3 to 8 weeks. During certain times of the academic year, processing times for "Requests for Information" and "Change Forms" may vary depending on additional review needed for income verification or residency review. Please keep in mind that awards will not be posted until after the New York State budget has passed. Additionally, all awards should be considered an estimate until your college has certified your eligibility for TAP.

Your aid will appear on your CUNYfirst account once the follow are applicable:

  • FAFSA application is process by the Federal processor
  • You are registered as a matriculated student
  • You are meeting SAP requirements
  • You comply with all requests for documentation

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