Additional Financial Aid Services

Additional Financial Aid Services

The Financial Aid Office is here to help.  Whether you need assistance in completing your FAFSA, applying for a GRE Fee Reduction or would like to attend one of our workshops we can assist you.  Below are some of the additional services offered by the Financial Aid Office:

More workshops to come...

FAFSA Information Sessions

The Financial Aid Office will be conducting FAFSA Information Sessions throughout the semester for you and your parents.  During the session, you will learn more about the FAFSA application and have the opportunity to apply for your 2018-2019 FAFSA online. 

Location: Testing Lab- L.72.25- New Building

Please use AdvisorTrac to reserve your place.  Click here for a checklist of requirements for FAFSA Assistance 

Please be advised that these workshops are to assist you with completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA application.  All other Financial Aid inquiries require an appointment with a Financial Aid Representative at Jay Express Services.  To make an appointment with Jay Express please visit:

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday, October 23, 2017 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Thursday, October 26, 2017               5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 28, 2017     11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Wednesday, November 8, 2017        5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday, November 13, 2017             1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Thursday, November 16, 2017           5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday, November 17, 2017                10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tuesday, December 5, 2017               1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2017         5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday, December 11, 2017              1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Thursday, December 14, 2017           5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, December 16, 2017   11:00 AM 12:00 PM

*Most sessions will take place during Community Hour.  Evening and Weekend sessions are bold.

Requirments for Assistance:

In order to better assist students with completing the FAFSA the Financial Aid Office requests that students bring the following documents to their FAFSA Information Session appointments.  

  • Your and your parent’s, if applicable*, FSA ID.  The FSA ID will be used to confirm your and your parent’s identity and used as an electronic signature to submit your application.

If you (or a parent) do not already have a FSA ID please visit to create a FSA ID now.  All FSA ID(s) & password(s) must be available prior to your scheduled session

  • Your social security number & your parent’s social security number and date of birth
  • Your driver’s license number (if you have one)
  • Your alien registration number (if you are not a U.S. Citizen)
  • Your and your parents’ 2016 Federal and State Tax Returns
  • Your and your parents’ 2016 Records of Untaxed Income (if applicable)

More information about Untaxed Income can be found for the parent(s) at or the student at

  • Your and your parents’ 2016 Records of Assets

More information about Assets can be found for the parent(s) at or the student at

*Dependent students are required to bring in all parental information requested.  For information regarding dependency please visit:

GRE Fee Reduction Program

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) offers a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Fee Reduction Program to prospective Graduate Student with financial need. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien who is a college senior or an unenrolled college graduate.  Additional requirement are as follow:

College Seniors:

  • receiving financial aid through an undergraduate college in the United States, U.S. Territories or Puerto Rico, and
  • a dependent, who has an Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) that shows a parental contribution of not more than $2,500 for the senior year, or
  • self-supporting and have an ISIR that shows a contribution of not more than $3,000 for the senior year

Unenrolled College Graduates:

  • have applied for financial aid, and
  • have an ISIR that indicates self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $3,000

Students who believe they meet the requirements above are advised to complete the GRE Fee Reduction Request Application to determine their eligibility.  Applications can be submitted to Jay Express or finaid@jjay.cuny.eduPlease allow 3-5 business days for a response.

Students who meet the eligibility requirements will be contacted to pick up the Fee Reduction Certificate in the Financial Aid Office with a valid ID.  Fee Reduction Certificate will not be mailed to students. 

Students are required to submit their Fee Reduction Certificate, a copy of their most recent Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) and a copy of the ETS GRE Fee Reduction Request Form to
ETS at:

PO Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000 USA

To learn more about the GRE Fee Reduction Program please visit:

Money Matters- A Brief Guide to Financial Aid and Financial Literacy.

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