Apply for Federal Direct Loans

1. Login to your CUNYfirst account.  Instructions to apply for loan go here

2. For questions about your loans please send email

3. Loan repayment, deferment or forbearance information go here

4. Instructions to complete online entrance or exit counseling click here

5. Interest Rates for Direct Loans 2022-2023 go here

6. Tips to help avoid default payments click here

7. 2022-2023 Additional Federal Loan Request Form go here

If you would like to make adjustments to your application, contact financial aid representative to complete an adjustment form.


*The CUNY tentative deadline to apply for a William D. Ford Direct Loan for 2022-2023 academic year is Friday, May 5, 2023. The student can apply for Fall/Spring if enrolled in at least 6 credits in both semesters and/or Spring 23 only. 
*The student can make changes to an existing Direct Loan until May 12, 2023 with an Additional Loan Request Form (located on our BCC/Financial Aid page).
*The first day to apply for a William D. Ford Direct Loan for 2023-2024 will be Monday, May 8, 2023. For any additional questions please email us at



Information for Borrowers

Contact Us

Colston Hall [CO], Room 504
Phone: 718-289-5700
Fax: 718-289-6303

The 2021-2022 FAFSA  application is available online @

The 2022-2023 FAFSA  application is available online @

FAFSA Code: 002692
TAP Code: 1400

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