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YouCanToo! Go to College... Here's How!

Starting your college search? Here’s some important information you should know:
  • There are many low-cost colleges in New York City, including the City University of New York. Find out more about financial aid and saving for college by clicking on the links below.
  • It is helpful to think about which college is right for your skills, interests, and experiences. Use some of the links below to help search for the college or training program that’s right for you.
  • Not sure if you’re ready for college? Here’s a checklist that can help you get prepared:
    • GED or High School Diploma
    • Application
    • Financial Aid Information
  • If you have questions about whether you are eligible for a specific program or college, call a campus representative at the school.
  • Don’t be fooled by misleading advertisements that sell “the dream” school or training program. Check out the Training Guide for more information.
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Learn How to Apply and Transition to College

CUNY Start College Transition Initiative 
If you are a CUNY-bound student whose reading, writing, and/or math scores on the CUNY Assessment Tests indicate that you need to develop your skills, CUNY Start may be for you. Start out stronger in college by improving your skills and reducing the amount of time you have to spend in required remedial “catch-up” classes.
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Because of a variety of stresses and responsibilities, too many community college students are not able to complete their associate degrees in a timely manner, if at all. ASAP helps to lessen these stresses by providing community college students with the academic, social, and financial support they need to graduate with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Applied Science degree in no more than three years.
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Find Financial Aid and Scholarships

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - (Financial Aid)
Learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is usually the first step in getting financial aid for college.
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Learn More About Basic Admissions Requirements for the City University of New York (CUNY) System      

City University of New York (CUNY)

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students at 23 colleges and institutions in New York City. This page is designed for adults who are returning to school. It has information on adult degree programs, registered nurse (RN)refresher courses, green education and training programs, and more!
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