Tuition and Aid
Whether you’re a first-time applicant or a soon-to-be Hunter graduate, there are a lot of resources available.
Whether you are planning to apply to Hunter College or have already been admitted, you should apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA every year. The FAFSA becomes available on October 15 prior to the next academic year.
Hunter College FAFSA Code: 002689
Hunter College TAP Code: 1413
You can also review resources for undocumented students.Learn more and apply
This estimator calculator is designed to help you, as a prospective student, estimate your financial aid and scholarship options at Hunter College. Please be sure to complete the calculator questions completely and accurately to ensure the best possible results.
Note: The estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination or actual offer of financial assistance. The cost of attendance and financial aid availability may change.View the Aid Estimator
Tuition or “Direct Cost”
Hunter College’s affordable tuition and excellent education continue to place us in the high ranks on Princeton Review's 100 "Best Value Colleges" list. Direct cost constitutes your tuition charges and associates fees.
Other expenses or “Indirect Cost”
Your indirect cost will depend on several factors, including full-time vs part-time enrollment, if you are a New York state resident, and where you will be living. Indirect expenses may include things like on-campus housing, textbooks, transportation, and other related needs. Remember, not all indirect expenses will be applicable to all students, this is just an estimate.
For many students, applying for financial aid will significantly reduce the amount they will pay each year. An important component of our financial aid packages are Hunter College scholarships.Opportunities for New Incoming Students
The remaining unmet costs may be addressed through outside scholarships, private loans, and special payment plans.
All students are encouraged to explore external scholarship opportunities to supplement your aid package. Scholarships are money for your education that does not have to be repaid.
It is important for borrowers to understand the costs and obligations that come with borrowing a Federal Direct Loan, Federal Grad PLUS or Federal Parent PLUS Loan, or private loan. Students are encouraged to review all information before carefully making a decision about taking on student loan debt. Note that you should always determine your eligibility for federal and state student aid before pursuing a private loan.
The Nelnet Payment Plan provides both you and your family the option of paying tuition and fees over a period of up to six months. Such flexibility reduces the stress of paying all tuition and fees before the academic term begin. An added bonus, this plan remains interest free!
Scholarship application process during admission is often very competitive and not all applicants will be selected for a scholarship at the start of their academic journey. However, Hunter College offers a variety of funding opportunities for students who perform exceptionally well while at Hunter. It is important to remember that you can always apply for additional funding after your first successful year of studies too. Learn about the Honors Program and Scholarship for Continuing Students below.Honors Program and Scholarship