Financial Aid Services
|Students are required to utilize Financial Aid Services’ online services to review and complete their financial aid process. Our website contains useful information and links to facilitate the financial aid process. All documents will need to be submitted via our online services.
Our business hours are below (note that they are subject to change):
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Financial Aid Services will be closed the first Wednesday of every month from 2:30 – 5 PM.
Welcome to Baruch College’s Financial Aid Services! Our website is available for you to learn more about the different types of aid we transact.
- Eligible students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Parents of dependent students will also require an Financial Aid Services (FSA) ID. Assistance is available via live chat, email, and telephone.
- Baruch’s federal college code is 007273.
- After your FAFSA is completed, you will receive an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC and your estimated Cost of Attendance determine your need-based awards.
If you are an admitted or continuing student, Financial Aid Services will receive your FAFSA within 5-7 business days after it is successfully submitted. Financial Aid Services will contact you with important information related to your federal financial aid at your Baruch email address.
After the FAFSA is signed, only certain items can be updated under the following conditions:
- All applicants whose dependency status changes must update that status and the associated FAFSA information throughout the award year except when the update is caused by a change in the student’s marital status.
- All applicants selected by the Department of Education or a school for verification of household size or number in college must update those numbers to be correct as of the date of verification unless the update is due to a change in the student’s marital status.
Submitting Additional Documentation
Please visit our Verification page to learn more about submitting additional documentation.
View Your Financial Aid Status
Click here for instructions to view your financial aid status.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Other New York State Aid
The Bursar’s Office is in responsible for TAP and other New York State aid programs.
Applying for Direct Loans
For information on applying for a Direct loan:
- Undergraduate students: visit the Undergraduate Loan page
- Graduate students: visit the Graduate Information page
Financial Aid Census Date
The Financial Aid Census Date is the point at which a student’s enrollment status is locked for financial aid purposes (e.g., federal aid, scholarships). This is the date Financial Aid Services takes a “snapshot” of students’ enrollment to establish the “official enrollment” for financial aid eligibility. As of this date, credit hours are locked for the term and financial aid is reviewed and adjusted, if necessary, to reflect “official” enrollment.
For example, if a full-time student dropped credits before the census date, the student’s financial aid will be evaluated and possibly reduced to match the number of credits enrolled as of the census date.
Credits added after the census date cannot be used to increase financial aid eligibility.
As an NCAA Division III institution, Baruch College prohibits athletically related financial aid for all institutionally administered scholarships.
Drug Conviction and Eligibility
Under the Higher Education Act, a student may become ineligible for federal student aid upon conviction of any offense involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs while receiving Title IV federal financial aid. Federal aid includes Federal Direct Loans, Federal Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work-Study, and Perkins Loans. For more information, click here.
Return of Federal Aid Policy
Review CUNY’s Return of Federal Aid Policy page.