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What is CUNY EDGE? 
CUNY EDGE (Educate, Develop, Graduate, Empower) is a partnership between the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the City University of New York. CUNY EDGE provides eligible students in pursuit of an undergraduate degree with a wide range of services, supplemental resources, and support needed to succeed in college and in their careers.
​CUNY EDGE envisions a world in which all people have access to the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve academic success, a sustainable career, and a brighter future. The program works tirelessly to make this vision a reality.
Our mission is to help CUNY students who are receiving public assistance achieve academic excellence, graduate on time, and find employment. We offer enhanced and structured academic support services. Our values encompass all aspects of our work. Our values define us—who we are and who we are not. CUNY EDGE commits to being:
•Dedicated to our work

•Committed to equality





How Are Students Enrolled With CUNY EDGE?
The Human Resource Administration requires students to complete a school FIA letter (W-700D) at the start of each semester, which confirms a student's enrollment with CUNY. Students can report to the CUNY EDGE office to drop off a school letter for completion. Allow two to three business days for the school letters to be prepared for pickup.
HRA requires classroom activities, homework hours, internships, and Federal Work-Study hours to be reported for CUNY EDGE students. If students miss class, they are required to submit absence documentation to the CUNY EDGE office.
Contact us with inquiries concerning attendance and compliance.



 Office Information

Meryl Mintzer
Program Director
Kiely Hall 111K​
(718) 570-0602
(917) 342-2954

Caitlin Wilson
Program Assistant
Kiely Hall 111
(718) 570-0602
As of 1/3/2022 the CUNY EDGE office will be working remotely. All appointments will be conducted via Zoom or Teams. For appointments please email or
 In order to comply with COVID-19 protocols, masks will be required for all in-person appointments.


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