Office of Financial Aid

A Message About Available Financial Aid Services Due to COVID-19:

Due to the current situation, in-person financial aid services are not available.  Financial aid services are available remotely via email

Refer to your to do list in your CUNYfirst Student Center and your email for requested documents or information. Make sure you resolve any pending financial aid item to ensure your financial aid is process on time.

Thank you and please stay safe.

The goal of The Office of Financial Aid at CUNY 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 CUNY SPH email address, so be sure to check your CUNY SPH email often for updates about your financial aid.

For your safety, Please DO NOT submit any documents with Personal Identifiable Information (PII), including your social security number, via email. Please submit all documents through CUNYfirst.

This link provides instructions for uploading documents through CUNYfirst.


Time to file your 2020-2021 FAFSA!

For the 2020-2021 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).

The application is free, so be on your guard when searching for the FAFSA application: Filers should make sure that they use only the official Department of Education site.

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.


Financial Aid Office Location
55 West 125th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10027

Phone: (646) 364-9661