Support the Institute

The generosity of the friends and alumni of the Institute has allowed dozens of worthy students to train at the Institute, regardless of their financial circumstances. As tuition and the cost of living in the New York City area continue to rise, the need for financial aid only grows greater.

Financial aid allows exceptional students to benefit from the Institute experience, which often provides even more than rigorous training in reading Latin and/or Greek. As Zoe, a 2014 student in Basic Latin, says about her experience:

There is no universal guarantee that the challenges of a certain endeavor will be matched equally by the rewards, but this was certainly my experience at the CUNY Latin Institute. It has been one of my highest academic privileges, not only to have been held to such extraordinary expectations, but also to have been given the resources and support needed to meet those expectations. I learned an astonishing amount of Latin, of course, but what this experience teaches the students about life and learning are not to be marginalized either. I know now, for instance, that any almost any mental feat can be accomplished with the right dedication and self-discipline. The Institute has also impressed the importance of community in learning, since I could never have accomplished a day's there without the aid of many faculty and my fellow students.

By giving generously, you will enable future students to learn at the same level – both about ancient languages and themselves.