The School of Labor and Urban Studies is dedicated to the health, wellness and safety of our student body. The following resources are open and available to all currently enrolled students; if they are relevant to your situation, we urge you to make use of them.

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 to enable them to remain in school. Awards may be given from $500 – $1,500 Grants will be awarded to current students who have short-term, non-recurring emergencies.

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’