Financial Aid 101
A financial aid package at any college or university will often consist of more than one type of financial support.
At Queens, we offer several unique aid options available only to our prospective students. This page shows ways to supplement and support your education goals. Different categories of aid are broadly explained and then specific examples are provided within this guide. No matter where you apply, your package might end up as a combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.
Financial Planning Checklist for High Schoolers
1. Summer: Beginning July 1 before your senior year:
- Apply to college. Be thorough on your application. The more information you provide about your accomplishments and activities, the better your chances of receiving the highest merit award possible.
- Start applying for private and/or outside scholarships.
2. Fall: Beginning October 1 of your senior year:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. Our school code is 002957.
- Apply for the Royal Scholarship Program at queens.edu.
3. Winter: Beginning in January of your senior year:
- We anticipate mailing award letters by the end of January for all FAFSAs received by January
- Before taking advantage of Federal Direct Loans, first-time borrowers must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at www.studentloans.gov. Parents of dependent students can also complete the Direct Parent PLUS Loan process at www.studentloans.gov.
- Notify Student Financial Services of any scholarships you are receiving from institutions other than Queens
The Queens' Net Price Calculator will give you a detailed estimate of what you could expect your first year at Queens to cost. We believe it is important to plan carefully and identify all of the possible components of your total expenses of attending Queens and therefore include a wide variety of costs to assist you in your planning.
Financial aid can be daunting and confusing. We’re here to help. Reach out with any questions about tuition, aid, or the financial aid process to talk with a financial services counselor: