Off Campus

Childcare Solutions


Child Care Solutions believes that good child care is a community resource that supports families, contributes to economic productivity, and nurtures children’s growth. Child Care Solutions is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1975 to provide information and resources to parents, providers, employers, and community leaders in Onondaga and Cayuga Counties who seek solutions to their child care needs.

Grad Resources and the National Graduate Student Crisis Line


Sponsored by Grad Resources, the 1-800-GRAD-HLP (800-472-3457) crisis hotline is staffed by 50 phone counselors who also operate the nationally accredited Boys Town National Hotline (known for its excellent service in the area of crisis counseling). All counselors have completed training to understand the unique issues faced by graduate students. In addition to listening to and empathizing with a caller’s concerns, counselors assess the caller’s lethality risk, counsel, and offer various local support services and mental health resources for follow-up.

Vera House


Vera House is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence service agency providing shelter, advocacy, and counseling services for women, children & men, education and prevention programs and community coordination. At the Vera House website, you will find information about programs & services, special events, news, and ways to give. You will learn what to do in a domestic violence or sexual assault emergency, as well as how to help friends or loved ones who are in an abusive situation.


Education Loan Finance

Education Loan Finance (also known as ELFI) is a division of Tennessee-based SouthEast Bank which launched in 2015 and is designed to assist borrowers with student loan refinancing as well as with undergraduate, graduate and parent private student loans. Planning ahead can significantly help relieve financial stress for students and help them better focus on their academics. We linked resources to figuring out how to pay for grad school from ELFI below.

How to Pay for Graduate School Without Student Loans

How to Pay Off Student Loans