What LaGuardia Fin Aid Are You Eligible For?

Many students will never be billed the advertised price of a school. Instead, they will be presented a financial aid offer that will include a combination of loans, grants, scholarships, and possibly work-study opportunities.

Keep reading to discover how much financial aid could be available to you.

What is in a Typical Financial Aid Offer at LaGuardia

$9,922 is the average LaGuardia Community College's first year financial aid plan. Approximately 80.0% of first year students obtain financial aid, the majority of which is in the form of scholarships and grants.

Bringing Down the Cost of College

Financial aid helps decrease the cost, or the full retail price of the institution. However, bear in mind that the only true college discount are scholarships & grants.

What About Student Loans?

We feel that loan debt ought to be thought of as an "outcome" rather than "aid". Read more about student loan debt at LaGuardia.

How Much Aid Is Available in Grants & Scholarships?

The stats and the chart below pertain to mainly grants from federal sources, and some local and state grants. 71.0% of first years at LaGuardia Community College (1,666 total) were awarded a federal grant, averaging $4,789. As well as grants, 34.0% of first years (791 total) got scholarships by the college, totaling $498 per student.

The chart below shows the typical amount of grant and scholarship aid given to all freshmen.

Scholarships, Grants... What's the Difference?

Grants are typically based on need while scholarships are merit-based.

Amount of Financial Aid Per Family Income

The next chart displays scholarship and grant allocations by income for first year students getting any kind of federal Title IV assistance, including Federal PLUS loans.

Income LevelPercent of FreshmanAverage Assistance
Income 0-30k51.7%$7,619
Income 30k-48k11.6%$6,478
Income 48k-75k6.3%$3,623
Income 75k-110k0.7%$1,114
Income 110k +0.3%$502
Title IV Aid

Title IV aid features grants, loans, or work-study granted from the federal government typically determined by financial need. Learn more here.

The Standard Undergraduate Who Gets a Grant or Scholarship Will Get $5,422

Of the 19,300 undergraduate students at LaGuardia Community College around 49.0% (9,493 in total) get some type of grant aid. The average amount granted was $5,422. The most of which are in the form of Pell Grants.

Looking for Detail About Tuition and Fees Costs?

Go to the Tuition and Fees page or the Cost Per Credit Hour page for more information.

Financial Aid Links from LaGuardia Community College

Financial Aid Department Websitewww.laguardia.edu/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://portal0.uapc.cuny.edu/uapc/public/fin_aid/financial_aid_estimator/FinAidEstimator.jsp

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