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 in a degree earning program 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, without any current or past conduct cases
  • 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
  • Non-emergency travel

Support for The Emergency Grants program is provided by:

  • Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation
  • The Helping Hands Emergency Fund by Gerstner Philanthropies

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 must be submitted via the link below only.  Students must be registered for classes during the semester in which the application is submitted.

Review of Spring 2024 applications will begin on or after Friday, February 16, 2024, on a rolling basis until emergency grant funding has been depleted.  The last day to submit an application for the spring semester will be Thursday, May 3, 2024.


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.

Students can reach the Student Affairs Central Office at (212) 650-5426, or via email at studentaffairs@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: 05/06/2024 16:42