Student Basic Needs
A students’ “basic needs” refers to the essential components - food, health care, safe housing, etc. - that impacts a student’s well-being, sense of belonging, and ability to thrive at NYU. The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to working with university partners to support students experiencing basic needs insecurity, which includes:
- Food Security
- Stable Housing
- Caregiving Resources
- Mental Health & Wellness
Currently, we support and refer NYU students to numerous NYU-sponsored and external programs to address short term and acute basic needs insecurity. Over the coming months, our resources and content will continue to grow and expand as part of a concerted effort and commitment to address basic needs insecurity. Here is a list of helpful resources for students:
NYU-Sponsored Basic Needs Programs
For students who don’t know where their next meal will come from
The NYU Courtesy Meals program provides free, short-term food support to any enrolled student in need of emergency food assistance. Courtesy Meals are accepted at our NYC campus only. Courtesy Meals:
- Provides a seventy-five dining dollars credit to a student's NYU ID.
- Are provided free of charge to those who seek them.
- Will not have an impact on a student's financial aid.
New York State and NYC Sponsored Basic Needs Programs
For a comprehensive listing of programs and resources available to NYU students and New York City residents, we encourage you to visit the following links where you will find information regarding specific programs, including SNAP, Cash Assistance, child care resources, and heat assistance.