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STUDENT EMERGENCY GRANTS

Through generous donations from outside agencies, foundations, and organizations, Baruch College is pleased to provide emergency grants to its students who are beset by financial difficulties. These grants are managed by the Office of the Dean of Students. Information on each grant along with its respective guidelines and eligibility requirements can be found below. At the bottom of this page is the link to apply for student emergency funding.

BARUCH COLLEGE CARROLL AND MILTON PETRIE STUDENT EMERGENCY GRANT FUND

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund has been created for the purpose of providing quick response emergency grants to students in good standing with short-term financial emergencies, to enable them to remain in school, rather than being forced to take a leave of absence or drop out. This page contains information about the grants as well as a link to the form to apply.

Guidelines

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund was created to provide eligible students facing short-term, non-recurring emergencies with a one-time grant to alleviate the situation.

The program seeks to assist students so they can continue and complete their education at the college. Precedence will be given to first-time degree-seeking students. You may be asked to provide documentation of your circumstances prior to receiving a grant. You will meet with a member of the Dean of Students Office to discuss the appropriate documentation for your situation.

Eligibility Requirements

Students who can demonstrate need and are facing a current unexpected emergency may apply for this grant. The applicant must:

  • be enrolled for the semester in which the student is applying
  • have a GPA minimum of 2.00 for undergraduates or 3.00 for graduate students
  • have a good record of conduct at Baruch College

Examples of Emergencies

Examples of emergencies to be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Temporary loss of student's job or jobs;
  • Fire in living quarters;
  • Theft of computer, books, clothing or other essential belongings;
  • Medical bills for uninsured necessary appointments, accidents or surgery;
  • Eyeglasses or essential dental work;
  • Travel home for illness or death in the immediate family;
  • Homelessness due to loss of housing, for student and family dependents;
  • Loss of childcare;
  • Winter coat or interview suit;
  • Food; and
  • Transportation

Note: Petrie grants will not be given for tuition cost or other college debts

 

IMMIGRANT STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND

The Immigrant Student Emergency Fund is designed to help students with various immigration needs stemming from immigration status and/or undocumented status. The grant is designed to help students improve their status and quality of life following a financial emergency.

Guidelines

The program seeks to assist students so they can complete their college education. You may be asked to provide documentation of your circumstances prior to receiving a grant. You will meet with a member of the Office of the Dean of Students to discuss the appropriate documentation for your situation.

Eligibility Requirements

Students who can demonstrate need and are facing a current unexpected emergency may apply for this grant. The applicant must:

  • be enrolled for the semester in which the student is applying
  • have a GPA minimum of 2.00 for undergraduates or 3.00 for graduate students
  • have a good record of conduct at Baruch College

Examples of Emergencies

  • Assistance and legal fees for obtaining or renewing work permits
  • Green card applications and related legal fees
  • Assistance and legal fees for students seeking asylum or refugee status
  • Emergency temporary living expenses for students for whom their immigration status has caused them to lose their residence or employment
  • Emergency temporary living expenses for students who have depleted their resources paying immigration related legal costs and fees
  • Emergency medical care for students whose immigration status has prevented them from obtaining health insurance
  • Possible travel expenses in conjunction with improving their immigration status
  • Other emergencies or expenses related to student’s immigration status

Applications for Student Emergency Funding through the Caroll and Milton Petrie Foundation and the Lang Immigration Fund can be found at:

www.baruch.cuny.edu/emergencyfunding