Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) needs to be filled out every year. The FAFSA is available on October 1 of the preceding year.
Once you have received your Student Aid Report (SAR), you should read it carefully as it will explain the type of aid you can qualify for. If you have been admitted to Baruch College or are a continuing student and added Baruch’s school code to your FAFSA, we will receive it within 5-7 business days.
Please read our Verification page.
After we receive your FAFSA—and if it is determined you qualify for federal student aid—you will receive an award letter to the email address used to file your FAFSA.
You are responsible for charges not covered by financial aid.
If your financial aid exceeds the cost of tuition and fees, you will be refunded the difference either by direct deposit or with a paper check mailed to the address we have on file.
If you do not have anticipated aid on your CUNYfirst account and do not resolve your bill, your courses will be dropped.
No, international students are not eligible for federal aid.
Yes, you may apply for an adjustment, but you must be able to document the decrease in income.