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In order to recieve a financial aid package from the schools you have applied to, you must complete the FAFSA linked below.
To apply to schools in the CUNY network, complete the application linked below.
To apply to schools in the SUNY network, complete the application linked below
Most schools outside of the CUNY and SUNY networks can be applied to through the Common App at the link below.
Not sure what to write your college essay on?  Use some of these questions below to help you get started!  All of these questions are from the Common App and the most frequently used by colleges on their applications.

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, please share your story.

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

4. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma — anything of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.