How to View My Awards Online

How to View My Awards Online

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Checking your Pell status through FAFSA website
  1. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
  2. Log in
  3. Enter your personal information
  4. Enter your PIN#
  5. When your information is validated, you will be presented with the status page which will indicate if your application is “processing” or “processed”. If your application is processed, you may view your status by scrolling down and clicking the “Student Aid Report” link.

    Make sure to read the comments about your information.
Checking your TAP status through HESC website
  1. Go to www.hesc.ny.gov
  2. Click on “Applying For Financial Aid”
  3. Check your Tap Status
  4. Review/Change your TAP information
  5. Log in by entering your personal information
  6. After confirming your email information, click on “continue”
  7. Select the appropriate academic year and click on “View TAP Award Status”

    Make sure to read the comments about your information.
Checking Your Financial Aid Awards through CUNYfirst website
IMPORTANT: Make sure that your Financial Aid awards have been posted to your CUNYfirst account.
  • Log on to your CUNYfirst account, click on
    1. Self Service
    2. Student Center
    3. (To the right) View your To Do List" box.
      The “to do list” will show you if there are any other required items/steps needed to complete your Financial Aid process. If you have any items listed on your "To Do List," click on “more”. Each "to do" item will have its own link which will give you further instructions.

  • If you do not have any items on your “to do list”, scroll down to the “Finances” section:
    1. View financial aid
    2. Select 2016 to view awards for the Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 academic year
      NOTE: If no classes have been registered for the term/semester you are viewing, the awards posted will represent full time status. Allow 24-48 hours after courses are registered for your awards to be calculated according to your enrolled credits.

  • To view your calculated awards as a part-time student, locate your EFC# by clicking on:
    • “Full-Yr Financial Aid Summary”, view your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) #. Check the “General Information" section of our webpage and click on “Pell Award Chart AY 2015-16<pdf>

  • To see if your financial aid awards have been applied to your tuition
    • In the Finances section, slick on “Account Inquiry”:
      “Outstanding Charges” = Tuition
      “Pending Financial Aid” = Awards being used towards your balance
      “Total Due” = Your balance (a blank space or no amount indicates there is no balance)

  • To complete a “Supplement Form”
    • (In the “Finances” section) click on “Supplement Form”
      For Institution: Click on the magnifying glass --> (under “search results”) select the academic institution you will attend. For Hostos, you may also enter “HOS01” in the box.
      For Aid Year: Click on the magnifying glass --> (Under “search results”) select the Academic Year you will attend (2015 represents the Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 academic year). Complete the displayed online form, do not leave any questions blank/unanswered and click on “submit”

  • Federal Work study and Perkin Loans
    NOTE: Federal Work study and Perkin Loans must be manually accepted to be received. To accept the awards (on the student center page):
    1. Accept/Decline Awards
    2. Select Aid Year 2016 (Financial Aid Year 2015-2016)
    3. On the Award Package page ACCEPT FEDERAL WORK STUDY FALL/SPRING
    4. Submit
    5. Confirm

FOR ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CUNYFIRST ACCOUNT, CONTACT: 718-518-6622 (ROOM C-595)