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Resources for Student Having Financial Difficulties

Assistance, advocacy and resources offered for students experiences financial difficulties 

Students may meet with an advocate to discuss the issue they are experiencing and receive advocacy and support. Please schedule an appointment through Starfish- the Starfish link found here on onePratt.

Other resources;

Pratt Emergency Fund Information

This fund was created to provide quick response emergency grants to students who are experiencing an unexpected financial hardship or emergency. 

Advocacy and Referrals to Student Financial Services

Applying for Public Assistance 

Affordable Health Care 

NYS residents

United States

Also See Food Insecurity [link to SACC food Insecurity page]– applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Emergency Cash Assistance through NYC (at this point, this may be limited)

Tuition Refund Insurance
Pratt offers Tuition Refund Insurance for students withdrawing from classes after refund deadlines have passed. The Tuition Refund Insurance provides coverage through a plan designed to refund 75% of your semester tuition and on-campus room and board when a student withdraws at any time during a semester for covered medical reasons. Please contact Student Financial Services for more information at 718.636.3599 or