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CUNY EDGE (Educate, Develop, Graduate, Empower) is a joint program between the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the City University of New York. The program offers various services, resources, and support to eligible undergraduate students to help them succeed in college and their future careers.

How to Enroll in CUNY EDGE

CUNY EDGE offers support services to students receiving HRA Cash Benefits for success in college and career. We help students comply with HRA regulations and break academic, social, and financial barriers so they can focus on their education.

The Human Resources Administration (HRA) assigns students who are matriculated at York College and who receive public assistance to the CUNY EDGE program.  HRA mandates eligibility for CUNYEDGE, so there is no application process.


CUNYEDGE envisions a world where everyone has equal access to educational opportunities and support to achieve academic success, sustainable careers, and a brighter future.


Our mission is to help CUNY students receiving public assistance achieve academic excellence, graduate on time, and find employment. The vision and mission of the program are demonstrated in our core activities.


The goal is to support the specific needs of students who are receiving government assistance and are pursuing an undergraduate degree.


CUNY EDGE provides individual and group advisement to students on Public Assistance for academic, personal, and career exploration. We have two full-time advisors dedicated to supporting our students. CUNY EDGE offers academic advising, individual support, employment readiness, leadership development, and community engagement.

CUNYEDGE provides tutoring services and limited tuition support for intersession and summer classes. We collaborate with various campus-based departments and programs to ensure that students receive the necessary assistance and support to achieve academic excellence. We are committed to delivering high-quality academic services and constantly seeking ways to enhance our offerings.