FACTS - Financial Aid Eligibility & Certification Tracking System

FACTS (Financial Aid Eligibility & Certification Tracking System) is a web-based Financial Aid advisory tool that will help you track your eligibility for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS), and selected HESC scholarships.

A FACTS audit will display for every student who is registered and determine if a student is eligible for an award each semester. When changes are made to CUNYfirst or Schedule Builder, it will typically take 24-72 hours to reflect in the FACTS audit. These changes include newly registered courses, grade changes, changes to transfer credits, and changes to majors, concentrations, and minors.

In order to receive New York State financial aid awards, students must apply and be approved in order to be considered for selected state financial aid programs. Please click here for more information on applying for New York State financial aid programs.

FACTS is not a student’s official financial aid record. All official financial aid information is stored on the CUNYfirst system. Students are encouraged to review the college catalog for the official documentation on academic programs, requirements, and financial aid regulations.

Students who have questions regarding their FACTS Audit may email TAP.Audit@lehman.cuny.edu.

How to Access FACTS

FACTS can now be accessed through the Student Center in CUNYfirst.

  • Go to https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu
  • Click on Student Center
  • Click on the DegreeWorks and FACTS tile
  • Under Lehman College, click on the FACTS link
  • Press “I Agree” on the disclaimer and it will direct you to the FACTS Home Page. 

FACTS Features

Current Eligibility Tab - Once a student has enrolled for course(s) the “Current Eligibility” tab allows them to view their current status for TAP, as well as past aid history. Students can review a detailed summary/view of their current eligibility on this page.

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FACTS Transcript Tab - The FACTS Transcript tab allows students to view their current and past eligibility status for State Aid, to include previously registered courses.

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