Student Resources

 

Food Pantries

SUNY Erie Campus Food Pantries are open for in-person visits on a limited basis. Appointments are required to ensure you are able to receive a nutritious 7-meal prepacked bag for your household. Book your appointment on the campus of your choice using the link below. You must answer household related questions before confirming your appointment.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

North Campus, Gleasner Hall Rm 166
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

South Campus, Building 6 Rm. 6201C
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

City Campus, 121 Ellicott Street Rm. 145
Thursday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

If you have scheduled an appointment but are not feeling well, please call to cancel. Call 270-4450, email gramsec@ecc.edu, or raise a flag in Starfish for assistance.

Veterans

SUNY Erie has had thousands of veterans and their dependents enroll in degree and certificate programs approved by the New York State Education Department Bureau of Veterans Education. Students who will be attending the college using veterans’ benefits should keep the following in mind:

Visit our campus Veterans' Affairs Offices for applications and information on Veterans' Education Assistance, tutorial services, or work study opportunities.

Contact the campus Financial Aid Office for information on veterans’ benefits and available grants.

College certificate programs are approved on an individual basis under the restrictions of PL93-508. Veterans considering enrolling in one of the certificate programs should consult the campus Veterans’ Affairs Office before registration.

The Veterans Coordinators at each campus evaluate military transfer credits using the ACE guide (American Counsel on Education). This guide is put out by the federal government, in cooperation with the Department of Defense and educators from colleges around the country. If you are enrolled in a program at SUNY Erie, you may be eligible for transfer credits for your MOS or technical schools taken in the service.

Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

SUNY Erie has been designated as an institutional member of Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of more than 400 Colleges and Universities. As a SOC member, SUNY Erie recognizes the unique nature of the military lifestyle and has committed itself to easing the transfer of relevant course credits, providing flexible academic residency requirements, and crediting learning from appropriate military training and experiences. SOC has been developed jointly by educational representatives of each of the Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and a consortium of 13 leading national higher education associations. It is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC).

SUNY Erie has also been designated as a participating institution in the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP). Individuals entering the military service can receive a preliminary acceptance to the college and be guaranteed a space upon their discharge from active service. Information on both these programs can be obtained by contacting a Veterans Affairs Counselor located at each campus

The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. To view and print a copy of an estimated personalized cost of attendance you can visit the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator and select SUNY Erie Community College from the dropdown. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site.
 
The SUNY Financial Aid Plan (FAP) will provide a more in-depth analysis and accurate picture of student cost once the student has filed their FAFSA, completed a SUNY application, and has been accepted by a campus.

 

Tutoring

Our focus at SUNY Erie is your success. Assistance is available outside of the classroom if you find yourself struggling. Learning Centers for English and Writing, Math, and Science are offered at all campuses, as is individual and group tutoring in other academic subjects. Individual program support varies based on need and tutor availability. 

Note:  Tutoring is not a substitute for going to class. Tutors are available to support classroom learning and assist with assignments, not teach the course.

Visit the tutoring page on MyECC for current tutoring schedules. If tutoring is not listed for your subject, contact findatutor@ecc.edu for more information.

Information Technology Services

SUNY Erie provides extensive computing resources and support for all students, including more than 60 computer labs, online resources, access to the latest software, and E-mail accounts and Internet access. Current students may access their information through the MyECC portal.

The ITS Service Desk (web or phone) is a resource for general computing questions, computer labs, office technical problems and/or network emergencies. The ITS Service Desk website offers documentation, ITS alerts, a knowledge base and the ability to open up a work-order for technical problems.

Online: ITS Service Desk
Phone: (716) 851-1835 during normal business hours.

Open Computer Labs

Open computing labs on each campus offer: tutorial assistance, technical support, specialized department software, color printers, and scanning capabilities. 

  • A valid SUNY Erie ID card is required for admittance into the labs. 
  • Lab hours vary by campus and location.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

A laptop is an important part of your academic success at Erie Community College, so we recommend that each student has a personal laptop that meets the requirements for their coursework. Laptops provide flexibility to participate in online courses, access electronic course resources, obtain virtual services and collaborate with your instructor or fellow students while off-campus.  

Students may either bring their own laptops or purchase one, as long as it meets the recommended hardware specifications based on their division of study.

More information on recommended laptops, software, and financial aid