Federal School Code: 008611 New York State Code (TAP): 1401 Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid at Hostos Community College. Hostos’ Office of Financial Aid serves an average of 6,000 students annually, awarding well over $46 million a year. Its mission is to provide professional services to students to help remove the financial barriers to their academic goals. Financial Aid counseling is available on an individual basis, by appointment, and in group workshops conducted throughout the academic year. Staff provide assistance filing financial aid forms online and monitor student records to ensure that they comply with federal and state requirements. The office is also responsible for administering the Federal Work-Study Program, beginning with a Work-Study Job Fair early in the semester. The Hostos Office of Financial Aid incorporates best practices for the field provided by national, regional and state associations to nurture a supportive structure resulting in the timely delivery of student aid funds. Students are encouraged to take advantage of its services. Access to student financial aid using CUNYfirst Quick Links 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA Are you a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces? Common FAFSA Errors CUNYfirst Self-Service Student Guide <pdf> Filing Instructions for the 2014-15 FAFSA Application Financial Aid Checklist & Tips to Success How do I know if I am a dependent or an independent student for the 2014-15 academic year? How do I know if I am a dependent or an independent student for the 2015-16 academic year? How to Order a Free IRS Tax Return Transcript, W2 form and/or Non-Filer letter How to View My Awards Online Tuition and Fees What do I need to complete my 2014-15 Financial Aid applications? What do I need to complete my 2015-16 Financial Aid applications? What is Verification?