Emergency Grants Program

Emergency Grants

The Emergency Grants Program provides assistance to students in good academic standing who are facing unforeseen events, resulting in a financial emergency that jeopardizes their ability to persist at City College. The goal of the fund is to help students remain in school without interruption so they successfully complete their degrees.

Applicants are required to submit a statement describing the emergency and must submit supporting documentation.


Eligibility Requirements 

  • Students must not owe tuition to the City College of New York
  • Students must be matriculated with a minimum GPA of 2.00 for undergraduate students and a GPA of 3.00 for graduate students
  • Students must be matriculated and be in good academic standing
  • Students must have a record of good conduct
  • Students must have a current emergency need



Eligible Emergencies:

  • Loss of childcare services
  • Homelessness due to loss of housing for student(applicant) and dependents
  • Recent and temporary job loss
  • Overdue bills (medical bills, utility, rent, etc.)
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids, major dental surgeries, or durable medical equipment
  • Travel home for illness or death in the immediate family
  • Winter coat or interview suit
  • Money to purchase groceries
  • Monthly Unlimited Metrocards
  • Theft of computer, books, clothing, or other essential belongings


Non-Eligible Emergencies:

  • Current full or partial tuition and fees
  • Previous college tuition debts
  • Educational expenses such as supplies or books


Support for The Emergency Grants program is provided by:

  • Marjorie & Theodore Charron
  • Carroll & Milton Petrie
  • Jack Rachlin
  • Dreamkeepers

Maximum Award: $1,500.00


Where to apply:

All applications are to be submitted only through the link below.  The application portal will start accepting applications on September 27, 2021.  Please note the last date to apply during the Fall 2021 semester will be December 6, 2021.



Please note:

All grants are subject to review based on documentation and verification to support your application.  If all the requested documentation is not submitted with the application, your application will not be processed.

Final decisions are made by the Emergency Grants Committee.


The Division of Student Affairs continues to offer remote service to students in an effort to keep everyone safe during this time.

Students can reach us at (212) 650-5426, or via email at  emergencygrants@ccny.cuny.edu  with any questions.

Due to the volume of Emergency Grants applications, you may experience a delay in response and/or processing time.  Your application will be processed as quickly as possible.  We thank you for your patience.