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PETRIE EMERGENCY GRANT

Thanks to the generous support of the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, students enrolled at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) are eligible to apply for emergency financial assistance. The Petrie Emergency Grant will provide emergency financial assistance to SLU students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected or emergency circumstances to enable them to continue their education at SLU. SLU students may be eligible for up to $1,500.00 in emergency fund grants per semester, but no more than two (2) emergency fund awards per academic year (subject to financial availability).

EXAMPLES OF EMERGENCIES                                                                                                                       

Emergency circumstances considered for the Petrie Emergency Grant include, but are not limited to:

  • Temporary loss of job or income
  • Homelessness, sudden loss of housing, or threat of eviction
  • Unexpected medical expenses
  • Loss of child care for dependents or loss of care for elders
  • Discontinuance of necessary utilities or services
  • Safety needs or legal expenses associated with domestic violence
  • Replacement of essential belongings due to theft or natural disaster
  • Unexpected expenses due to illness or death in the immediate family

The Petrie Emergency Grant Fund will NOT be awarded for the following:

  • Tuition or fee costs
  • Previous educational debts
  • Textbooks
  • Credit card debts or loan payments
  • Legal representation or services

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PETRIE EMERGENCY GRANT

Before applying for the Petrie Emergency Grant, please contact SLU’s Manager of Student Support and Retention, Padraig O’Donoghue at (646) 313-8321 or Padraig.O’Donoghue@slu.cuny.edu

The Petrie Emergency Grant Application is available online at the following link: Petrie Emergency Fund Application Form

Students applying for the Petrie Emergency Grant must provide documentation of hardship or outstanding expense to support the emergency. The committee will only consider complete applications with valid supporting documentation. Students who have submitted a complete application will receive a response within 48 hours. If approved, the emergency grant will disburse within 3-5 business days of the approval date. All committee decisions are final

Thanks to the generous contribution of an anonymous donor, students enrolled at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) are eligible to apply for emergency financial assistance. The YLB Fund is designed to help SLU students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected circumstances. The fund is a one-time award given to current students who are experiencing a temporary financial crisis (short-term; non-recurring emergency) to enable them to remain in school. SLU students may be eligible for up to $1500.00 in emergency fund grants per semester, but no more than two (2) emergency fund awards per academic year (subject to financial availability)

Examples of circumstances that will be considered:

  • Temporary loss of job or income
  • Homelessness, sudden loss of housing, or threat of eviction
  • Unexpected medical expenses
  • Loss of childcare for dependents
  • Discontinuance of necessary utilities or services
  • Safety needs or legal expenses associated with domestic violence
  • Replacement of essential belongings due to theft or natural disaster
  • Travel costs related to a death or illness in the immediate family

The YLB Fund will NOT be awarded for the following:

  • Tuition or fee costs
  • Previous educational debts
  • Textbooks
  • Credit card debts or loan payments
  • Legal representation or services

Before applying for the YLB Fund, please contact SLU’s Manager of Student Support and Retention, Padraig O’Donoghue, by phone (646) 313-8321 or e-mail Padraig.O’Donoghue@slu.cuny.edu

Only complete applications with valid supporting documentation will be considered. Students who have submitted a complete application will receive a response within 48 hours. Applications will take 7-10 business days to process.

Persistence Grants can help you cover a past-due tuition bill that has caused you to be blocked from new enrollment. Potential candidates will receive an invitation to apply when applications are available.

Award Amount

  • Up to $1,500 in tuition and fees.

Requirements

  • Continuing student in a certificate or degree-seeking program (eligible to enroll)
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA for undergraduate applicants; 3.0 for graduate applicants
  • Demonstrates short-term economic hardship
  • Overdue balance from a prior semester *️⃣

*️⃣ Prior term tuition with a balance of $0 will not be considered for a Persistence Grant regardless of hardship status, even if the student has settled the account after an Persistence application was submitted

*️⃣ Tuition due for an upcoming semester is NOT considered for a Persistence Grant

*️⃣ To clear a “past-due” hold, awardees are required to pay whatever amount the grant does not cover

For more information, visit our Scholarships and Grants page or contact StudentAfairs@slu.cuny.edu