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In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the University is acting rapidly to reduce the spread of the virus and to ensure the safety of our students.

While the University has successfully moved to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester, the quickly-shifting situation in New York City and around the globe places an unexpected financial burden on many of our students.

The NYU community has joined together to support and uplift our students in need by creating the NYU Emergency Relief Fund, which helps students defer the costs of:

  • Travel home
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Lost Wages due to COVID-19
  • Technology including internet and computers
  • Childcare

All of our students - undergraduate, graduate, and international students- are able to apply for funding throughout the semester as we know that their needs may change as the situation evolves.

When you support the NYU Emergency Relief Fund, 100% of your gift will be put to immediate use to directly benefit students. Additionally, President Andrew Hamilton and his wife Jennie will personally match every dollar donated up to $75,000. We invite you to join us in this effort: please make a gift of any size to help students in need.

For the most recent updates, visit NYU's designated Coronavirus Information and Resources website.

Student Emergency Aid

If you need help, or know of anyone who requires financial assistance, please see:

NYU COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant

Parent Helpline

We attempt to respond to all email messages, even during University closures.


Available 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET Monday–Friday when the University is open. Emergent inquiries should be directed to (212) 998-2222.

(212) 998-4219