Services for Brooklyn College Students

Entitlement Programs Students Need to Know About:

At Brooklyn College, we understand that our students must navigate a complex urban environment while simultaneously seeking a high-quality education, that they often struggle to balance their education goals with the economic realities of living in New York City, including the need to eat, pay rent, arrange for child care, and meet their obligations to family members and others. As a result, we take seriously your need to know about services on and off campus that can help you to receive the education you deserve while simultaneously meeting your other obligations. On campus, the Office of Student Assistance and Referral (SAR) can help you when difficulties arise, including counseling about emergency loans and grant funds, providing access to or help with receiving other college service and program entitlements, and encouraging wider civic engagement and voter empowerment. For assistance, visit 2113 Boylan Hall, call 718-951-5332, or e-mail StudentSAR@brooklyn.cuny.edu. Off campus, Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs has a Community Service Office, where caring staff members can assist you both with determining your eligibility for a host of entitlement programs, including both food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, health insurance, Healthy New York and Family Health Plus, etc., as well as with addressing tenant landlord and consumer issues. Located at 2294 Nostrand Avenue, between Avenue I and J—just a short walk from campus—the Community Services Office provides confidential screenings and information, with convenient “walk-in” office hours from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Fridays. You do not need to make an appointment, but you can obtain more information by calling 718-434-0446.

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