Avg. Federal Grant


Avg. Federal Loan


Total Aid Awarded

Brooklyn College Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.


Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.


Financial Aid Official Website


Such schemes include Aid to Native Americans, Albert E. Wischmeyer Memorial Scholarship, Brooklyn College Foundation Presidential Scholarship, and City University of New York, Brooklyn College - Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship. As many as 83% of the students at CBC get some sort of financial aid, and the total amount of assistance/loans provided is more than $10,172,645 in a year. More information regarding the financial assistance schemes can be accessed on CBC’s official financial aid page at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/financialaid. Notably, a total of 65% of the applicants to CUNY Brooklyn College receive the Federal Grant every year. Meanwhile, 81% of the applicants receive the Student Grant and 6% are awarded the Institution Grant, while 65% of the students get the Pell Grant. Moreover, the average aid amount for Federal Grant awardees stands at $5,526, while the same comes to $5,376 for State Grant receivers and $4,270 for Institution Grant awardees. As far as the Pell Grant beneficiaries are concerned, the average aid received stands at $5,055. Among other things, the annual family income of the applicant plays a major role in determining the total financial aid they are actually eligible to receive. In addition to financial grants and scholarship schemes, students can also avail of monetary benefits like student loans to pay for their education. In contrast to grants and scholarships, student loans are taken by the candidates at a certain rate of interest. Moreover, the funds received through these loans will have to be repaid within a given timeframe. At CBC, an estimated number of 5% of the applicants choose to go for student loans.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


Student Loans for Brooklyn College

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.


Students Taking Out Loans


Loan Default Rate