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 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 Metro Cards
  • Theft of computer, books, clothing, or other essential belongings


Non-Eligible Emergencies:

  • Current full or partial tuition and fees
  • Previous college tuition debts


Support for The Emergency Grants program is provided by:

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

Awards will be based on need.  Please note, upon receiving an emergency grant, students must wait 18 months before applying again.



Where to apply:

All applications are to be submitted only through the link below.  Students must be registered for classes in the semester in which the application is submitted.

The last date to apply during the Spring 2023 semester will be Monday, April 24, 2023.




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.



Last Updated: 02/23/2023 12:28