The City University of New York (CUNY) system offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, continuing education, and special programs.

You can contact CUNY online or by phone for information about:

  • Academic programs and degrees
  • Admissions
  • Tuition, fees, and financial aid
  • Special events
  • Student and staff vaccination policies


Visit the CUNY website.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

You can get locations and contact information for CUNY:

  • Community colleges
  • Senior colleges
  • Honors programs
  • Graduate schools
  • Professional schools

The Excelsior Scholarship program allows eligible students to earn a free college degree at any City University of New York (CUNY) or State University of New York (SUNY) college.

To be eligible, you must be a NY State resident, earn $125,000 or less, attend school full time, and be pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree. Additional eligibility requirements apply. Both new and current CUNY and SUNY students are eligible for the scholarship.

For more information about the scholarship, visit the CUNY and SUNY Free Tuition page.

Learn about other financial aid programs, including scholarships, grants, and loans.

CUNY offers a number of programs for high school seniors, current and prospective college students, and adult learners.

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)

ASAP is a fast-track, cost-free degree program that helps qualified low-income graduating high school seniors and working adults earn an associate degree quickly. It offers financial aid, block scheduling to accommodate work schedules, academic support, free textbooks and help finding employment during school and after graduation.

To learn more, go to the CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) page.

Adult Learners

CUNY offers programs, resources, and events for adult learners, including GED or TASC exam preparation, ESL, vocational training, and continuing and professional courses.

To learn more, go to the Adult Education page.


The CUNY Prep program helps 16 to 18 year olds return to high school to get a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (GED or TASC) and go on to college. To be eligible, students must have been out of school for at least 2 months.

To learn more, go to the CUNY Prep page.

CUNY Start

The CUNY Start program enrolls prospective CUNY students who have been accepted to college because they have a high school or high school equivalency diploma (GED or TASC) but are not ready for college-level work based on their scores on the CUNY Assessment Tests.

To learn more, go to the CUNY Start page.

Green Energy Training

You can take training courses to learn how to make buildings more energy efficient and prepare for a career in green energy through the CUNY Center for Sustainable Energy's Green Energy Training Program (GET).

To learn more, go to the Green Energy Training page.

Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK)

SEEK provides concentrated and specialized counseling, remedial instruction, tutorial services, and a financial aid payment for book expenses.

To learn more, go to the CUNY Special Programs page.

All CUNY students registering for a fully in-person or hybrid class for the 2021 Fall Term must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person classes unless they have been granted a religious exception or medical exemption.

Requests for religious exceptions or medical exemptions must be submitted via the CUNYfirst Vaccine Verification Form.

Students have until September 27 to upload proof of vaccination into CUNYfirst.

Learn more about CUNY's student vaccination policy.