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Have you ever wanted to talk to your very own financial aid expert? We've got one! The director of financial aid at Brooklyn College, City University of New York can address important issues impacting your eligibility for financial aid. Email your questions to Ciji Gardner, who works with precollege programming at CUNY.

Review any of the four sections below that apply to you — Dependency, Opportunity Programs, Residency, and Undocumented Students. Jot down any questions you have or terms you don't understand. That way, you will be better prepared when you meet with a financial aid representative at your chosen college.

Federal guidelines to help you understand the definition of independence for the purposes of financial aid.
Opportunity Programs
State programs designed to provide academic and financial support to economically disadvantaged students.
New York State residency impacts a student's eligibility to obtain state-sponsored scholarships, grants, and loans.
Undocumented Students
Financial aid sources available to undocumented students.

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