For the health and safety of Lehman students and staff, the Financial Aid Office is currently servicing all students remotely. We will not be providing any in-person services until further notice.
The NYS Excelsior Application is now open for Fall 2020. Click here to apply
***TUESDAY JULY 14, 2020 Update On Recent Communication***
You may have recently received an email from CUNY on behalf of the Lehman College Bursar’s Office regarding the July 15th payment due date and your current balance. We realize that many students are facing financial challenges and are still completing their Financial Aid to-do list items. As a result, we are extending the payment due date to August 5th. Please review your billing information and to-do list in CUNYfirst, but note that your original payment due date will still be reflected there.
The best way to reach us is as follows:
For General Financial Aid related questions only:
Please email us at email@example.com. Due to the extremely high volume of inquiries, it will take at least 12 Business Days, for us to reply back. Please remember to include your full name, EMPLID number and provide as much detail as possible so that we can resolve your questions with one response. You can also call us at (718) 960-8545. We are available Mondays through Thursdays 9am-4pm and Fridays 9am-3pm.
To Submit Any 2020-21 Financial Aid Related Documents:
Students can now securely upload documents that are required by colleges in the Offices of Financial Aid, the Registrar and Student Health Services. This feature allows students to select the desired document classification, and then provides a menu of document types for the classification selected. Files can be sent as PDFs, Microsoft Office files and photos of documents (JPEGs). Upon submission, document files are stored in a FileNet Student Documents Repository and viewable by designated administrators in the relevant college and Central Office departments. For instructions on how to utilize the new Document Upload feature, click here, or watch this short video.
Once uploaded, please allow up to 21 business days for processing. In addition, please check your Lehman email for any updates, additional documents, etc that may be required to finalize your Financial Aid. Once we have finalzied the review of your documents, we will clear all documents requested, which will stop the communications you are receiving to submit these documents.
For Direct Loan Requests for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. **New Feature-Available Online**
In order to apply for a Federal Direct Loan, for the 2020-21 academic year, please log on to CUNYFirst and follow the instructions listed below.
***THE FEDERAL CARES ACT EMERGENCY GRANT**
Qualifying students who filed a FAFSA for 2019-20 academic year were notified via email. Check your email. Grant amounts are listed on the CUNYfirst Student Center. Refer to our FAQ.
- For additional information regarding the Emergency Grant, please click here.
CREDIT / NO CREDIT POLICY and Impact on Satisfactory Academic Progress and Financial Aid
Your eligibility for financial aid could be impacted by electing the Credit/No Credit option, this includes federal aid, N.Y. State aid and private scholarships. If you are receiving Federal Aid (Pell and/or Federal student loans). Every student may be impacted differently due to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. The federal CARES Act allows for a College to exclude any attempted credits that you did not complete from the spring 2020 semester SAP calculation for COVID-19 related reasons. You will not need to submit an appeal for the exception. However, even with this exclusion, you may still not meet SAP requirements. If you are receiving New York State (TAP) aid, and the College certifies you as being impacted by COVID-19, you will not suffer negative consequences regarding your current or future awards. You will be required to submit the CUNY COVID-19 Financial Aid Documentation form to Lehman to support your circumstance. The form can be found here.
- Please click here for more information
We thank you for your cooperation. Please stay safe and continue to check this website for updates.
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.
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