The MCNY Fund Grant provides quick-response grants up to $750 to MCNY students who are facing current short-term financial emergencies. With the grant, MCNY seeks to assist students to complete their education, rather than take a leave of absence or withdraw from school.

Examples of such emergencies include, but are not limited to:

  • Overdue utilities bills and shut-off notices
  • Overdue rent, at risk of eviction
  • Housing assistance for homelessness
  • Medical and dental bills for uninsured non-elective procedures
  • Destruction of living quarters, due to fire or other natural disaster
  • Theft of computer, books, clothing, or other essential belongings
  • Assistance in paying for food, transportation, and basic necessities due to recent financial difficulty
  • Emergency child care for legal dependents
  • Travel for illness or death in the immediate family
  • Domestic violence (related to housing, access to funds, medical, etc)
  • Other (applicants will be asked to provide a detailed explanation of emergency)

Emergency Grants will not be given for:

  • Past MCNY tuition charges
  • Legal representation
  • Personal debts
  • Student loan repayment

Matriculated students in good standing, who are experiencing a current and unforeseen financial emergency, are eligible to apply for emergency fund assistance once per academic year.

Phone: 212-343-1234 ext. 5009

2018-2019 MCNY Emergency Fund Grant Application Cycles

Fall 2018 Sep 6, 2018 – Dec 17, 2018
Spring 2019 Jan 7, 2019 – Apr 16, 2019
Summer 2019 May 6, 2019 – Aug 17, 2019

To apply, please do the following

Completed applications will be reviewed by the Emergency Grant Fund Committee within 3-5 business days of receipt. Additional information may be requested.