Resources Available at SUNY Suffolk
Emergency Student Loans
Emergency Student Loan
The Emergency Student Loan Program is sponsored and funded by the Suffolk Community College Foundation, Inc. The purpose of the program is to allow the College to provide conveniently attainable short term loans to currently enrolled students for education related expenses that are unanticipated or deemed necessary for enrollment continuation. The responsibility for administering and managing the loan program is assigned to the respective Campus Director of Financial Aid and the Campus Business Officer on each campus.
Career Services Jobs Database
Career Services Jobs Database lists current internships, work-study positions, part-time and full-time jobs. Earn money on-campus and off-campus.
College Food Pantries
Free food available through Food Pantries at:
The College has arranged to make a limited number of college laptops and Chromebooks available to students who do not have access to one. Students may request a college laptop or Chromebook via MySCCC.
Mental Health Services
For students who may be experiencing psychological, emotional, social and/or behavioral issues or who want or need additional support during their time at Suffolk County Community College, we offer short term individual counseling, group counseling and mental health and wellness programming by licensed mental health professionals. For students who may need psychiatric or other specialized services, counselors can help coordinate referral to appropriate community providers. Students can visit the Mental Health and Wellness Services website for more information about our services, to make an appointment, or for other mental health and wellness related resources.
Student Grants and Scholarships
The Suffolk Community College Foundation awards hundreds of thousands of dollars to Suffolk students each year. View these opportunities on our scholarship site.
Suffolk Community College Foundation Grants for currently enrolled students:
- Richard and Mary Morrison Foundation Student Hardship Fund (College Wide)
- The Michael J. Grant Campus Student Hardship Fund
- The Bobby Hommel Memorial Student Hardship Fund (Veterans)
- The Randolph H. Manning, PhD '69 Memorial Student Success Fund (Eastern Campus)
Continuing Student Scholarships
The Academic Counseling and Writing Centers can provide assistance with review of draft essays for scholarships, loans or grants.
Tuition Payment Plan
Tuition Payment Plan (Installment payments)
Suffolk has a tuition payment plan (TPP) that allows students to pay their tuition and fees in three installments. The initial payment is one-third of the amount due plus the $50 plan enrollment fee. The second payment covers an additional one-third and is due four weeks into the semester. The final one-third payment is due approximately four weeks later at the mid-point of the semester. A $30 late fee is charged for any payment not made on or before its due date.
Resources Available at Outside Organizations
Coronavirus/COVID SupportNew York State COVID Rent Relief Program
Temporary Housing Assistance Emergency Services: (631) 854-9100
893 E. Main Street
Riverhead, New York 11901-2542
Telephone: (631) 852-3500
80 Middle Country Road
Coram, New York 11727
Telephone: (631) 854-2300
Fax (631) 854-2123
200 Wireless Boulevard
Hauppauge, New York 11788
Telephone: (631) 853-8714
Fax: (631) 853-8842
South West Center
2 South 2nd Street
Deer Park, New York 11729
Telephone: (631) 854-6600
Fax: (631) 854-6672
Family Service League
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing provides one-time financial assistance to homeless individuals and at-risk homeowners in the Township of Islip. Eligible households can receive assistance with rent arrears, security deposits, and first month’s rent.
631-647-3100 ext. 6230
Family Shelter provides emergency housing services to homeless families placed through the Suffolk County Department of Social Services. The program accommodates homeless families with a safe environment and the support needed to secure permanent housing.
647-3100 Ext. 6053
Suffolk Hope aims to reduce homelessness in our communities by providing economically supported, permanent housing to Suffolk County residents who are currently homeless.
631-647-3100 ext. 6230
Community Development Corporation of Long Island
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program provides rental assistance to low-income families through Federal funds administered by the New York State Homes & Community Renewal (HCR).
Rental Assistance Department
Suffolk County Rent Assistance
Long Island Coalition for the Homeless
The Long Island Continuum of Care is designated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to oversee the regional strategy for ending homelessness. The Continuum of Care envisions a community in which all members have access to safe, decent, and appropriate housing options.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
HEAP is a federally funded program that assists low-income New Yorkers with the cost of heating their homes. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency.
Project Warmth is an emergency assistance program administered by United Way of Long Island to help low-income families and individuals with energy emergencies. You may be eligible to receive a one-time grant to pay for heating costs.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps persons with limited income buy food.
Apply Online | Download an Application Request an Application be mailed to you: (631) 854-9935
Apply in Person: Find Your Service Center
SNAP-ED: Eat Smart New York!
Long Island Cares The Harry Chapin Food Bank
Distributes food through a network of member agencies located in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York. Member agencies distribute food to individuals who need food assistance.
Suffolk County Women's Helpline (631) 853-8222
is available from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Helpline offers information, referrals to resources for further help and emotional support. The Helpline is bilingual. Calls can be anonymous and confidentiality is respected. Provides resources and referrals to assist victims of domestic violence and to enhance services to victims of sexual assault.
Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS)
VIBS offers specialized counseling, advocacy and legal representation to victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, child sexual abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking, witnesses to homicide and most recently, to Veterans suffering with PTSD.
Suffolk County 511 Ride Share
511NY Rideshare is New York's home for transportation information and alternatives to driving alone.
- For eligible workers
- Who lose their jobs
- Through no fault of their own
- To collect benefits, you must be ready, willing, and able to work, and actively looking for work during each week in which you are claiming benefits.
To qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits, you must have worked and earned enough wages in covered employment. In New York State, employers pay contributions that fund Unemployment Insurance. It is not deducted from your paycheck. The Department of Labor decides if you qualify for benefits.