The CUNY Colleges are considered the most affordable universities in New York, and the Queensborough branch is no exception. In fact, it is one of the most inexpensive schools in the CUNY system. Tuition is 45% lower at Queensborough than at CUNY four-year insitutions and 90% lower than private colleges in the state. Almost anyone can affort to attend here, as tuition is only a couple of thousand dollars. The College often provides adequate financial aid to those in need, including funds to cover commuter costs, books, and meals. According to many students, their financial aid is more than enough to cover the actual educational costs. Loans are rare at this campus.