In order to be considered for institutional scholarships, student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA Code for the School of Labor and Urban Studies is 004765. The NYS TAP / HESC Code is 1422.

Empowering Students by Breaking Down Financial Barriers

The Tuition Scholarship (TS) was created to assist in defraying tuition and fees costs. It provides up to $1,000.00 in support for new and continuing students with financial need. Awards are determined per semester. Students are encouraged to reapply each term if they have a demonstrable need.

Supporting Advancement and Career Mobility through Post-Secondary Education.

The Adult Learner Scholarship (ADLS) provides support for new, non-traditional, or returning adult students. Applicants should be passionate about economic and social justice, public policy, workforce development or philanthropy. Additionally, they must be an active volunteer or employee at any community-based organization, advocacy group, non-profit or union, and demonstrate how this experience has inspired them to continue their education. The scholarship may cover the cost of tuition and fees up to $3,000.00 per semester.

Supporting Student Success by Improving Movement Towards Degree Completion.

Persistence was created to provide a quick response to students in good academic standing whose prior semester balance has impacted their enrollment eligibility. This is a one-time award to subsidize 80% of tuition and fees, or $1,500.00, whichever is less. Please be advised, the Persistence Scholarship application is available by invitation only.

For more information, please e-mail

Through the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP), the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) provides support to full-time New York City local government employees to study in one of our graduate degree or certificate programs: MA in Labor Studies, MA in Urban Studies (Public Policy and Administration, Health Care Policy and Administration, The Urban Workforce); Advanced Certificate (Health Care Policy and Administration, Labor Relations, Labor Studies, Community Leadership, Public Administration and Public Policy).

The Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship awards up to 4 scholarships each semester. The scholarship pays up to $1500.00 for a maximum of 2-semesters.  Scholarships are warded in the applicant’s first two semesters of matriculation only.

To be eligible for a Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship, you must:

  • Be employed by a New York City government agency
  • Have already been awarded your undergraduate degree
  • Be entering as a newly matriculated student; you must not be a current graduate student

For an application and more information about the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program, please click here.