Need Money for College
How to Apply?
Watch the 7 Easy Steps to 2013-2104 FASFA helpful tutorial
File 2012 Income Tax Returns
Collect the required documents
- Your social security number
- Dates of birth
- Date of marital status
- Your alien registration/permanent resident number (if you are not a citizen)
- 2012 tax returns (with W2s) for you and your spouse (if married) or parents (if dependent) to use for reference when using the IRS Data Retrieval option
- Recent bank, stock, real estate and business amounts (if applicable)
Get a Federal PIN
(also one for your parents if a dependent)
A PIN is used to sign your FASFA electronically—you can also use the same PIN every year.
File your FASFA on the web
Bronx Community College school code:
- FAFSA is 002692
Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your 2012 IRS Income Tax data to the FASFA
Submit your application; you will receive a Confirmation page. Print your FASFA data and confirmation page.
Apply for New York State Aid - TAP
On your FASFA confirmation page click on "Optional Feature" link and you will be directed to start your New York State (TAP) application.
Note: If you are not a New York State resident, this option will not be available to you.
Review the pre-filled answers on the application, correct any wrong information and answer any questions that are missing information.
Bronx Community School Code:
- TAP is 1400
Check the status of your TAP application in 2-4 weeks after completing your application by logging on to www.hesc.org
APTS (Aid to Part-Time Study)
If you plan to attend BCC as a part-time student, you may be eligible for a New York State Aid to Part-Time Study (APTS)
After you file your NYS TAP Application, CUNY will notify you by email to complete a CUNY Financial Aid Supplement which contains several additional questions needed to determine your eligibility for APTS. Log on to the CUNY Portal to access the Admissions/Financial Aid Center and complete your "eSupp" (CUNY Supplement) application.