Emergency Metro Card Program

Emergency Metro Card Program

The Emergency Funding program does not provide student Metro Cards. The Emergency Metro Card program provides students experiencing a temporary transportation emergency with assistance.  A temporary transportation emergency is defined as;

  • Housing-insecure students in need of transportation to navigate housing services.
  • Stolen book bag and/or wallet containing metro card/money to purchase metro card to go home. 
  • Loss of metro card on campus or on the way to campus. 


Terms and Conditions of the Emergency Metro Card Program

  • I understand that I must be enrolled and have completed at least one semester before applying.
  • I understand that exceptions are made for first-semester freshmen/transfer students if there is a high-risk need. Additional documentation is required to verify the need.
  • I understand that I must be enrolled in the current semester to receive an Emergency Metro Card.
  • I understand that I may be eligible for metro cards based on my current class schedule and financial need.
  • I understand that this application is for Emergency Transportation assistance only.


After completing this application please schedule a meeting with our Financial Counselor.

To make an appointment with the Financial Counselor scan the below QR Code.

QR Code for Financial Counseling Calendar

To complete the application, click here.

Email the completed form to emergencyfunding@jjay.cuny.edu.