Tuition, Aid and Scholarships


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A main mission of CUNY is to make a great education accessible and affordable. When you look at the quality and cost of a CUNY education, you will see right away that it is a tremendous value. A CUNY education not only costs a fraction of what students pay at private institutions but beats most public universities, from New York to California.

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Financial Aid

If you think you will need assistance to pay for educational expenses, we recommend that you apply for financial aid. There is a wide array of financial aid options and programs, including scholarships, grants and loans that can help you pay for college.

Visit the Financial Aid website for more information and use the CUNY Net Price Calculator as a resource to estimate the cost of tuition and fees at a CUNY college.


There are more than 1,000 scholarships, awards and special program opportunities offered throughout CUNY and its 24 colleges and schools. Some are designed to help students as they begin their college careers, others are awarded as they progress in their major. Some are based on need and others on merit. Each college has a complete listing of all the scholarships and financial awards it offers.

Visit the Scholarships website to begin your search.



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7 in 10 students attend CUNY tuition-free. Additionally, CUNY students who borrow, on average, owe less after graduation than their peers at public and private universities.

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