The Queens College Student Emergency Grant
See below for a full list of eligible emergencies, but some may include risk of eviction and/or shut-off notices, and expenses due to financial emergency. The goal of this fund is to help students remain in school without interruption and successfully complete their degrees.
Students may be eligible to receive a maximum sum of $3,000 in their academic career at Queens College. This is a one-time grant that students can receive throughout their academic career for delinquent and emergency expenses.
Applicants are required to submit documentation to support their emergency request along with other supplemental documents. Applicants must submit the required documentation in order to be considered. Decisions on eligibility and the amount awarded are made on a case-by-case basis and will be determined after documentation is received. If awarded, the grant does not need to be repaid, but it may be considered taxable income, which the recipient would need to self-report.
Eligible Emergency Situations and Expenses that the Emergency Grants can consider:
- Overdue utilities bills and service shut-off notices
- Rent in arrears, overdue rent, threat of eviction
- Housing assistance for homelessness
- Medical and dental bills for uninsured medically necessary procedure
- Destruction of living quarters due to fire, flood or other natural disaster
- Documented theft of computer, books, clothing, or other essential belongings
- Assistance due to recent unemployment or recent loss of income source
- Transportation or childcare expenses (one-time or short-term)
- Travel home for illness or death in the immediate family
- Victims of domestic violence
The Emergency Grants are NOT intended to cover and will NOT consider:
- Previous college tuition debt/expenses
- Current full or partial tuition and fees
- Personal debts, including credit cards and loans
- Monthly payments or any advance payments
- Legal representation/attorney fees in a criminal proceeding, including child support
- Legal representation/attorney fees for CUNY disciplinary proceedings
Supporting Documents Required after Application Completion:
- A Letter requesting assistance and explaining the need for funds and how this financial emergency is impacting you academically and must also clearly state what the requested funds will be used on displayed in the form of an Expense T-Chart
- Personal bank statements for the last two months downloaded PDF or scanned (screenshots are NOT acceptable) and all pages are required
- Outstanding bills/shut off notices – any proof of delinquent/overdue expenses attached as a pdf, scan or picture (online summary and dashboard screenshots are NOT acceptable)
- Any other corroborating documentation you wish to include or is requested that supports your emergency claim and demonstrates need
- A completed W9 tax form from the necessary parties that should receive your overdue payment. The Emergency Grant operates through third-party payments and will release any award funding directly to the collectors on the student’s behalf.
For more information on the program, contact the Office of Student Affairs via email PetrieGrant@qc.cuny.edu or call 718-997-5500.
For determination of eligibility, please submit the online application form.
QC Student Emergency Grant Quick Information
If you have applied previously, you may still be eligible to receive funds! Please click here or the button above to apply and see your eligibility.
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Other Helpful Campus Resources
Emergency Fund Resources – QC Emergency Resources
Grocery Assistance – QC Knights Food Pantry
Tuition Assistance – FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Healthcare – QC Health Services
Counseling – QC Counseling Services