Student Financial Aid Advisement Services
Welcome to Student Financial Aid Advisement Services, our new initiative that will allow us to greatly improve our services to you. Starting with the 2016–17 financial aid award year, every student who files for assistance will be assigned a personal financial aid adviser. Your adviser will be there for you throughout the year to answer your questions, guide you through the application process, help you meet deadlines, and assist in finding additional aid that you may be eligible to receive.
To get the greatest benefit from this new initiative, we recommend you follow these helpful tips:
- E-mail is the Office of Financial Aid's official form of communication. Important communications are sent to your Brooklyn College student e-mail address, so be sure to check your inbox regularly.
- Appointments are required to speak with an adviser in person so that we can ensure we schedule a convenient time for you. Plan ahead — as we get closer to the beginning of the semester, appointment times become increasingly limited.
- In order to ensure your ability to schedule appointments with your adviser, please log into BC Web Central and make sure to provide a valid email address. The address that you provide is needed in order to schedule an appointment.
- If you are a New York State resident, make sure that you apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) as soon as possible. Use college code 1410 for Brooklyn College.
- Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is often just the first step in the process of finalizing your financial aid awards. It is imperative that you log into your CUNYfirst account and regularly check your to-do list to make sure that you are submitting any missing and/or requested verification documents or forms on time. Refer to Your Guide to Managing Your Financial Aid (pdf) if you have any questions on how to do so.
- Every student who takes out a loan in order to finance his or her education should review this guide on how to apply for a loan (pdf) as well as this important financial literacy information (pdf).
- You'll receive your financial aid refunds more quickly and more securely than a paper check by enrolling in direct deposit. Refer to page 11 of Your Guide to Managing Your Financial Aid (pdf) for instructions on how to enroll.
- Check our financial aid program disbursement Web page to find out when financial aid begins disbursing and when you will receive your refund.
- If you are an incoming transfer student, completing your transfer credit evaluation is of the utmost importance. An incomplete evaluation can impact our ability to accurately determine your TAP award eligibility. If you expect to have more than 60 credits, you must declare a major within your first semester and by the major declaration deadline.