Financial Resources

The Graduate Center is here to support you — and help you make smart financial decisions.

Student Emergency Grants

The Graduate Center has established a set of quick-response funds (in amounts of up to $2,000) to support students who are facing short-term unexpected financial emergencies. We aim to help students complete their degrees rather than take a leave of absence or withdraw from school.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that students are facing new, unexpected expenses and financial needs.

We invite you to apply for grants to meet such emergencies as:

  • Unexpected COVID-19-related expenses
  • Medical and dental bills for uninsured non-elective procedures
  • Assistance in paying for food, transportation, and basic necessities due to recent financial difficulty
  • Emergency child care for legal dependents
  • Travel home for illness or death in the immediate family
  • Overdue utilities bills and shut-off notices
  • Rent in arrears, at risk for eviction
  • Housing assistance for homelessness
  • Destruction of living quarters due to fire or other natural disaster
  • Theft of computer, books, clothing, or other essential belongings
  • Legal representation (landlord disputes)
  • Personal debts

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The Graduate Center's student emergency grant funds consist of:

  • The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund, made possible by generous support from The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation
  • The Doctoral Students Association Medical Emergency Fund
  • The Graduate Center Student Emergency Fund, which is supported through the generosity of our alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy Workshops

The Office of Fellowships and Financial Aid offers a number of financial literacy sessions via Zoom. All sessions will take place at 1:30 pm. We expect each session to last about 45 minutes. Registration is required. Sessions are open to the GC, SOJ, and SLU communities.

New workshops coming soon!

In addition to presentations and individual counseling, here are some helpful resources you can review on your own time.

Budgeting Tips

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