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Do not DELAY! FAFSA is used for Federal Pell Grant, SEOG, Work-Study and Student Loans.

How to Apply?

Step 1.

Watch the Watch the 7 Easy Steps for the FAFSA tutorial.

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).
  • 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).

Step 2.

Create a FSA ID

Your FSA ID is used to sign the application. If you are a dependent student, your parents will need to create one as well.

File your FAFSA on the web
Bronx Community College school code:

  • FAFSA is 002692.

If available, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer the tax data to your FAFSA application.

Submit your application; you will receive a Confirmation page. Print your FAFSA data and confirmation page.

Step 3.

Apply for New York State Aid - TAP.

On your FAFSA 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

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 your CUNYfirst account to complete the form.
Step by step instructions.

Other things to remember - Provide a valid e-mail address:

  • If you provide a valid e-mail address when you file your application, you will receive an e-mail with a URL to access your application results. If you and your parents used a PIN to sign your FAFSA and there are no other problems with your application information, you may receive an e-mail notification in as little as 24-72 hours.
  • Be sure to look at your application results when you receive the e-mail notification and download a copy of the results, which is called the Student Aid Report (SAR) for your records.
  • Your SAR contains the information reported on your FAFSA and usually includes your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  • The EFC is an index number used to determine your eligibility for federal student aid.
  • Review your SAR information and make any corrections or changes, if necessary. Once you list Bronx Community College on your FAFSA, the college will receive your SAR data electronically.

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