CUNY EDGE - Get an edge on your education


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What is CUNY EDGE?

CUNY EDGE is a partnership between the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the City University of New York.  CUNY EDGE is dedicated to helping CUNY students who are receiving public assistance achieve academic excellence, graduate on time, and find employment. 

Services Provided:

  • Structured, effective academic programming to help students complete their degree in a timely manner, achieve academic excellence, and find employment
  • Academic, personal, and career planning support
  • Whenever possible, CUNY EDGE encourages full-time enrollment in courses each semester and enrollment in intersession classes, as needed, so that students complete their degree in a timely manner
  • Work opportunities and career preparation through its HRA Fellowship Program (FP)
  • Personal and professional development seminars are presented each semester to assist students with different topics such as, study skills, problem solving, career development, self-advocacy, financial literacy, and many more
  • Mathematics tutoring for students
  • Modest incentives to encourage students to participate in seminars
  • Students can participate in other CUNY programs such as ASAP, College Discovery, and SEEK at the same time as CUNY EDGE
  • Assist with securing tuition assistance for 2generation students participating in the ESP program and the Student Success Coaching Unit (SSCU)

CUNY EDGE collaborates with other college offices to best support our students including:

  • ASAP
  • College Discovery
  • Empowering Student Parents Program (ESP)
  • Counseling Center
  • Student Success Coaching Unit (SSCU)
  • CUNY Start
  • Career Services
  • And more