The first step to receiving all forms of financial aid at Baruch is the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA determines if and how much you can receive in federal government grants, loans, and work-study funds available to college students. (International students are not eligible for federal or state funding, including the FAFSA, but may inquire about alternative education loans and Baruch Student Employment.)
Why should I apply?
Completing the FAFSA also determines your eligibility for:
- Grants (Do not have to be repaid)
- Loans (Borrowed money that must be repaid)
- Federal Work Study (Money earned by working a part-time job on or off campus)
We recommend submitting your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st. You are now able to use your tax return from two years prior to the year you will matriculate. Apply online at fafsa.ed.gov.
New York State residents
If you are a resident of New York State, you may be eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship program, which offers free tuition to students who meet certain income criteria. Learn more by visiting this website.
New York State residents may also be eligible for the Tuition Assistant Program (TAP) award. You can fill out your FAFSA and TAP form in the same sitting. Links to TAP are located at the bottom of the online FAFSA application.
The instructions for completing the TAP are available at www.tapweb.org/totw/. Baruch’s TAP code is 1409.
Freshman Merit Scholarships
To be considered for a full scholarship (Baruch College Honors - includes Macaulay Honors), we require at least a 90 academic average and a 1300 on the SAT. Some partial scholarships are also available.
Find out more here: Scholarship information.