Office of Financial Aid

The goal of The Office of Financial Aid at SPH is to provide students with the financial resources and information they need to successfully complete their study. We can assist you with the various financial aid applications and questions you have from your first year to graduation and beyond.

Students receiving Financial Aid will be able to view all of their information in their CUNYfirst account. CUNYfirst announcements are sent to you via your SPH email address, so be sure to check your SPH email often for updates about your financial aid.

Time to file your 2018-2019 FAFSA!

For the 2018-2019 year and beyond, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available on October 1. In the past, the FAFSA opened on January 1 and the FAFSA used the previous year’s tax data. Now, students will file the FAFSA using tax information from two years prior using income information imported electronically from the IRS, using their Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).

It is your responsibility to supply accurate and complete information on the FAFSA and to notify your financial aid office immediately of any changes in your enrollment plans, housing status, or financial situation, including information about any institutional or outside scholarships you will be receiving.

Financial Aid is not automatically renewed each year, continuing students must submit a Renewal FAFSA each year. Renewal depends on the annual re-evaluation of your need, the availability of funds, and satisfactory progress toward the completion of your degree requirements

Important Notice: International, Advanced Certificate, and Non Degree students are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid including Federal Direct Loans.


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Phone: (646) 364-9545