• Students sometimes face financial difficulties during their college career that may affect not only their academic life but also their ability to meet their basic needs. If an emergency arises and you need immediate financial assistance, you may find the following on- and off-campus services helpful.

    On Campus

    The New School offers some resources and services for students facing financial issues.

    Student Emergency Assistance Plan
    The Student Emergency Assistance Program provides one-time financial assistance to current students who are experiencing acute economic distress and meet the program's eligibility requirements. Monetary support for the program is provided by the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Emergency Fund.

    The Student Emergency Assistance Program is designed to address urgent needs and cannot be used to cover tuition. Student grant recipients are expected to work with Student Support staff or outside services to take steps toward long-term stability. The program can assist students contending with emergencies such as:

    • Temporary loss of employment
    • Fire in student living quarter
    • Theft of essentials including computers, books, and clothes
    • Surgery, dental work, or eyecare (e.g., buying eyeglasses) required as a result of an accident and not covered by insurance
    • Travel necessitated by the death or illness of an immediate family member
    • Homelessness
    • Loss of child care

    Students may be eligible for assistance if:

    • They are enrolled for the current term
    • They are in good academic standing
    • They are experiencing an emergency
    • They have no financial holds on their New School accounts

    Application requests, questions, and concerns can be sent to emergencyfund@newschool.edu.

    Student Financial Services
    72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor
    sfs@newschool.edu
    212.229.8930
    Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

    Student Financial Services can help you manage your education costs. They welcome student and family inquiries about:

    • Financial aid eligibility and financing options
    • Tuition and fees
    • Cost of living in New York City
    • Managing your personal finances
    • Individual billing and payment issues

    Emergency Food, Pharmacy, and Transportation Cards
    Student Health Services and Student Support and Crisis Management offer temporary emergency support cards for students who have an immediate and urgent need. An immediate and urgent need is defined as the following: no access to food, no access to money, no Metrocard to attend class, no money to buy a needed prescription, or resources for food and transportation will expire in less than two days.

    Students who do not have an immediate and urgent need (e.g., who can wait at least 48 hours) and who are Petrie Fund eligible should avail themselves of that fund first. It is expected that the student will work with Student Support staff or outside resources to take steps toward long-term stability.

    Off Campus

    The city, state, and federal governments also offer a variety of benefits for which you may be eligible. Use the following resources to access these benefits.

    Access NYC Benefits Finder
    ACCESS NYC is a free service that helps you find out if you may qualify for over 30 city, state, and federal benefit programs such as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, or help with utility bills. You can use this service anonymously or you can create an account.

    Temporary Assistance and Safety Net (funded by the State of New York)
    The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Services offers temporary help for needy men, women, and children. If you are unable to work, you can't find a job, or your job does not pay enough, TA may be able to help you pay for your expenses.

    Office of Victim Services
    718.923.4325
    The New York State Office of Victim Services provides compensation to innocent victims of crime for their out-of-pocket losses associated with crime. The website also provides information about local crime victim resources and services.

  • Emergency Contacts

    NYC Police and EMS
    Call 911
    Campus Security

    212.229.7001
    Counseling Services

    212.229.1671 option 1
    (Nurse Response will answer the phone after hours) 

  • Contact Us

    Student Support and Crisis Management
    72 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
    New York, NY 10011
    studentsupport@newschool.edu

    212.229.5900 x3701

    Office Hours
    Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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