How to View My Awards Online

How to View My Awards Online

Open/Close section Checking your Pell status
  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your FSA ID
  3. 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.
Open/Close section Checking your TAP status through HESC website
  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Student Access”
  3. Log in by entering your personal information
  4. Review/Change your TAP information
  5. After confirming your email information, click on “continue”
  6. Select the appropriate academic year and click on “View TAP Award Status”

    Make sure to read the comments about your information.
Open/Close section Checking Your Financial Aid Awards through CUNYfirst website

Log on to your CUNYfirst account, click on
►Self Service
►Student Center
►(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:
View financial aid 
Select 2018 if you wish to view awards for the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 academic year.

NOTE: If you have not yet enrolled in courses for the semester you are viewing, the awards displayed will represent full-time enrollment. 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) #.
► Go to the Hostos Financial Aid "printable forms" section of the webpage and search for the “Pell Award Chart (EFC Chart)”
► Locate the range of your EFC# then move to the right until you match the column matching your enrollment status. The intersecting box will reveal your Pell award per semester.
In the Finances section, click on “Account Inquiry”  “summary” tab:
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)
NOTE: Payments are made to your account during the semester you are enrolled in and after verification of your attendance. Funds may be disbursed in one or more payments. You can track the payments made to your account by clicking on the “Activity” tab. Make sure you are viewing the correct term/semester.

To complete a “Supplement Form”: 
►(In the “Finances” section)  Supplement Form
For Institution: Click on the magnifying glass à (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 à (Under “search results”) select the Academic Year you will attend (2018 represents the Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 academic year). Complete the displayed online form, answer the questions that apply to you and your parents if you are a dependent student and click on “submit”.

​NOTE: Federal Work study and Perkin Loans must be manually accepted to be received.

To accept the awards (on the student center page):
►Accept/Decline Awards
►Select Aid Year 2017 (Financial Aid Year 2016-2017)

The student is responsible for the tuition amount that is not covered by Financial Aid.  Allow at least 48 business hours after enrolling courses for the Financial Awards to be calculated.

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