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Office of Financial Aid

US Citizens and Residents

If you are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen and want to be considered for financial aid, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Although you can file your FAFSA anytime between January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 for the 2015-2016 school year, MCNY has three priority deadlines:

  • February 1 currently enrolled students and students admitted for the upcoming Summer semester –OR–
  • March 1 for currently enrolled students and students admitted for the upcoming Fall semester
  • November 1 for those returning or admitted for the following Spring semester.

You may still apply after these deadlines, but certain types of funding may not be available for late applicants. Some applicants may be selected to verify the information they submitted on the FAFSA. In those cases, as well as any instances where conflicting information or discrepancies are identified, Student Financial Services will request additional documents or other information from the applicants. All information requests must be satisfactorily resolved within 45 days of the request to ensure the timely disbursement of funds and avoid forfeiture or reduction of awards.

To bypass the verification of tax income process, students and parents are encouraged to import their IRS tax return information and not change it by using the "IRS Data Retrieval Tool" within the FAFSA application.

The FAFSA can be easily completed on the Web at MCNY's federal school code is 009769.

To be eligible for federal financial assistance students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. MCNY requires that students meet minimum standards.

If you are an undergraduate New York resident and want to be considered for a state grant, you need to complete a TAP Application at Our school code is 1099.

Students who reside outside of New York may receive funds from their state scholarship programs that can be used at MCNY. To apply for a state scholarship contact your home state agency for program requirements and application procedures. When you receive your eligibility notice you should submit a copy to the Office of Financial Aid.

Students convicted of possession or sale of illegal drugs

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for Federal Student Aid (FSA) funds. Convictions only count if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV aid – they do not count if the offense was not during such a period. Also, any conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed from the student's record does not count, nor does one received when the student was a juvenile unless he or she was tried as an adult.

The chart below illustrates the period of ineligibility for FSA funds, depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether the student had previous offenses. (Convictions for conspiring to sell drugs count as convictions for sale of drugs.)

  Possession of Illegal Drugs Sale of Illegal Drugs
1st Offense
1 year from date of conviction
2 years from date of conviction
2nd Offence
2 years from date of conviction
Indefinite Period
3rd Offense
Indefinite Period

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