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Finanical Aid Office at Lehman College

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office and Financial Aid Lab Hours for the Summer are:

From 6/24/19- 6/27/19 Monday through Thursday from 8am - 4pm and Tuesday until 6:30pm. CLOSED on Friday 6/28/19.

From 7/1/19- 8/9/19 Monday through Thursday from 9am - 4pm and Tuesdays until 6:30pm. CLOSED on Fridays.

***Note: The Office will be CLOSED on Thursday July 4, 2019.


Our Mission

The mission of the Financial Aid Office at Lehman College is to help students apply for, receive and maintain eligibility for various types of financial aid. The office provides financial assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to pursue and achieve their educational and professional goals. The office strives to provide timely and accurate financial aid processing that is in full compliance with all federal, state and university regulations. The Financial Aid Office is committed to the highest level of customer service and effective, efficient delivery of financial assistance from federal, state, private and institutional sources to all Lehman College students. 

In order to fulfill its mission, policies and procedures must be continually evaluated to ensure prompt, efficient service in compliance with statutes and regulations. Evaluations include: annual audits, management review and satisfaction surveys

Summer Financial Aid

New York State Excelsior Application for Fall 2019 is Now Open. The deadline to file is August 15, 2019.


The new Excelsior Scholarship is the first of its kind in the country, and will enable many New York State residents to attend a CUNY college tuition free.

Recipients of this award must have a family income of $125,000 or less; attend full-time; and complete 30 credits per year. An Excelsior Scholarship recipient can receive up to $5,500 from the Excelsior Scholarship, minus any amounts received for TAP, Pell, New York City Merit Scholarship or other scholarships. Awardees must also agree to reside exclusively in New York State and not be employed in any other State for a continuous number of years equal to the duration of the award. If you have questions regarding the Excelsior Scholarship at Lehman, please visit the TAP Office located in Shuster Hall, Room 103.

Follow these 3 easy steps to apply for the Excelsior Scholarship:

1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

2. Apply for TAP

3. Complete the Excelsior Scholarship Application 

***Please note: If you are already a recipient of an Excelsior Scholarship from a previous application period, you do not need to complete this application. You are a recipient if you signed and submitted the Excelsior Scholarship contract, even if you did not receive payment in the prior year.

This application is for students looking to receive a first-time award for the 2019-20 academic year.

Find more about the program & see answers to frequently asked questions

Summer Pell Awards for Undergraduate Students

CUNY’s Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) information and SAP Waiver appeal instructions

Viewing Your Financial Aid Status in CUNYfirst Self Service

Now is the time to file your 2019-2020 FAFSA!

Creating and Using the FSA

FAFSA, Apply Online FreeIt's time to file the 2019-2020 FAFSA Form. Click here for more information including IMPORTANT NEW CHANGES to the process!!

Borrowing Smart for College

Paying for College

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