Resources for all CCNY Students

This page displays Mental Health, Financial, and Student Life Resources for all City College Students.

Emergency Grants

The Emergency Grants Program provides assistance to students in good academic standing who are facing unforeseen events, resulting in a financial emergency that jeopardizes their ability to persist at City College. The goal of the fund is to help students remain in school without interruption so they successfully complete their degrees.


Benny's Food Pantry

Benny's pantry, located on the ground floor of the NAC, is open to anyone within the CUNY community (students, staff, faculty), in need of support. Benny's is self-serve and open from 10 am - 6 pm. Additional emergency support for financial, health and housing needs are also available through Benny's.

Please contact Dee Dee Mozeleski at or Charles Ramirez at for more details.


For additional Benny's resources, CLICK HERE



The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called Food Stamps, is the largest federal program aimed at combating hunger and food insecurity. SNAP benefits are provided through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, similar to a bank debit card or credit card.


Follow these steps or apply on the SNAP website to access all SNAP Benefits!

CCNY Psychological Center

Receive affordable treatment and resources: mental health, stress management, psychological evaluations and psychological services.

Serving adults, adolescents, children, couples and families, the Clinic is one of the only sliding scale fee community mental health centers in Upper Manhattan.


Visit the website for resources pertaining to mental health services and psychotherapy.

Call 212-650-6602 to make an appointment.

CCNY Counseling Center

Free and confidential services for all CUNY students

Services provided include screening and assessment, crisis intervention, individual short-term counseling, group counseling, referral and case management, and workshops.



Call (212) 650-8222 to make an appointment

Marshak J-15

CCNY Crisis Textline-

Text CUNY to 741741

LGBTQ + Student Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Student Center is a collaborative resource dedicated to celebrating, empowering, and supporting LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty at The City College of New York.


Location - Room 1/101B in the "Safe Space" resource room

Call- 212-650-6937

Metro Card Resources

With the Fair Fares NYC discount, participating New York City residents can receive a 50% discount on either subway and eligible bus fares, or Access-A-Ride. Pay-Per-Ride, 7-Day (Weekly) and 30-Day (Monthly) Unlimited Ride options are all available for those using the Fair Fares MetroCard on subways and eligible buses.


Fair Fares NYC applications are open to eligible New Yorkers at or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).


Visit the website to learn more about the service and the application process.

Mentoring Programs


SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) is a higher educational opportunity program that provides academic and financial support to students who qualify based on specific income and academic criteria. City's SEEK program has the distinction of being the first such program in the City University of New York (CUNY), having been established in 1965 as the Pre-Baccalaureate Program. SEEK faculty and staff are committed to helping students successfully meet the challenges of college and to supporting both their academic and personal development.
Please contact the City College Office of Admissions for more detailed information.

Phone: 212.650.6977

E-mail: Undergraduate:


(Urban Mentoring and Achievement Network) is a CUNY BMI (Black Male Initiative) program on the CCNY campus. Our mission is to apply all available resources in providing assistance to participants in their pursuit of an undergraduate degree at CCNY. UMAAN is a peer mentoring program that also offers academic skills workshops, socio-emotional presentations, tutoring referrals and information regarding scholarship and career opportunities. UMAAN assists students with meeting academic challenges, helps to build student self-esteem and confidence, provides information about the college's resources and extra-curricular activities, and makes available forums to develop the ability of the participants to successfully navigate the complex currents of college life.

All programs and activities of the Black Male Initiative are open to all academically eligible students, faculty and staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin, or other characteristic.

Marshak Science Building Room 053

p: 212.650.5100

f: 212.650.8548