Financial Resources

Financial Resources

Emergency Funds

John Jay College Wellness Center Emergency Funds
The John Jay Wellness Center provides access to emergency food tokens and metrocards for students in need, regardless of status. At the Wellness Center, request an “emergency funds counselor.” You can also check your eligibility for public benefits.
Phone: 212-237-8111
Room: L.68 NB 

The Carroll & Milton Petrie Fund Student Emergency Grant 

John Jay offers the Emergency Funding grants as a resource available to all students regardless of immigration status.

These funds are capped at $1,000.00; requests for amounts over $1,000.00 must be approved by the Emergency Funds Committee. If a student is not eligible to receive Petrie Foundation Grant funds, they may be eligible for the Student Emergency Assistant Fund based on the discretion of the Emergency Funds Committee.

How to Apply
To qualify, one must check in with an Emergency Funding counselor at the Wellness Center, fill out paper work & go through an interview to establish eligibility.

Find out more information about The Carroll & Milton Petrie Fund Student Emergency Grant

Housing and Shelter

John Jay College Single Stop
Single Stop at John Jay can make referrals to local shelters and other housing options.
Phone: 212-237-8111
Room: L.68 NB

Coalition for the Homeless connects you with shelters and housing options near you. Many of the programs are specific to situation and immigration status may be required for some programs. For guided support, stop by their main office (walk-in only):

Scholarships and special opportunities that do not require citizenship

Opportunity Hotspot
This frequently updated opportunity hotspot brings you special opportunities on- and off-campus, some not requiring citizenship. Sign up for email updates to get opportunities straight to your phone.

The New York State Youth Leadership Council Scholarship
The NYSYLC Awards Program was founded by undocumented youth who understand first hand the challenges and struggles youth face when trying to continue with their post-secondary education. The NYSYLC Awards Program aims to support immigrant youth, regardless of their immigration status, advance themselves and their communities, pursue their higher education dreams and continue to contribute to our society in the manner of their choosing.

Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY

DACA Renewal Grants
The Mexican Studies Institute is offering grants to support students renewing DACA. Grantees will be required to complete 30 hours of community service with the Institute.

CUNY Becas Scholarships
Scholarship offered to students interested in serving the Mexican community and are awarded regardless of immigration status.

La Unidad Latina Foundation
The La Unidad Latina Foundation was established in 1999 to serve as an independent, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to financially supporting educational achievement and civic empowerment in the Latino community.

DREAM.US Scholarship
The Dream.US National Scholarship covers tuition for highly motivated incoming freshmen or transfer DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. The 2017-2018 application is now available for high school graduates or first time transfer students:

Accepted Dream.US scholars receive support from a success team that includes a faculty mentor, academic advisor, and peer success coach. The team will work with scholars to create an individualized academic plan, navigate college life, and feel connected to the John Jay community. Scholars will also be invited to exclusive workshops and events relevant to Dreamers and designed to enhance success.

Michael Scaduto, Associate Director, Scholarship Coordinator
The Scholarship Office, 524 West 59th Street, BMW, 607, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-237-8872 / Email: