NOTE: Applications will only be processed when college is in session.
The Student Emergency Fund provides grants for SUNY Dutchess Community College students to pay for urgent expenses triggered by unforeseen events that threaten their ability to stay in college.
Note: If you do not meet one or more of the eligibility requirements below, please contact the Program Administrator via the contact information at the bottom of this page to discuss your situation and options.
Eligible students need to:
Be enrolled at Dutchess Community College pursuing a Bachelor's or Associate Degree
Be at least a half-time student (currently taking at least half the number of credits to be full-time)
Have a minimum 2.0 GPA and otherwise in good standing with the college
Provide documentation of the financial emergency
Not all students who apply will receive a grant and only completed applications will be considered.
Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin. Not all students who apply will receive a grant and only completed applications will be considered.
Examples of Emergency Situations:
- Homelessness or threat of eviction
- Medical or Dental Emergency
- Natural Disaster
- Domestic Violence
- Loss of Employment
- Situations and expenses listed above are examples only. Additional ones may qualify and those listed above may not depending on the specific circumstances.
- The maximum grant size is $2,000
- You must show evidence of the expense (ex. bill or estimates, etc.)
- Each student is eligible for no more than one grant in an academic year.
- Grants are only available during fall and spring semesters
- A grant from the Student Emergency Fund may be considered taxable income. Student can ask their school for more information.