Hostos Supplemental Resources

  • Food Pantry app
    • Plentiful is a free, easy-to-use reservation system for food pantries and the people they serve. Use Plentiful to find pantries and get the food you need, without waiting in line.
  • Food Vouchers for Hostos Café
  • Transportation Assistance (if you qualify)
  • Emergency Need Based Scholarship Assistance
  • Referral Services to Unit/Academic Departments
  • Farmer Market Health Bucks (Seasonal – August – November)

File Your Taxes for Free!

Get free tax preparation and e-file submission through this special IRS approved program. Come see us during tax season from January through April.

Come see us if you are:

  • A student at Hostos CC
  • A parent or guardian claiming a Hostos CC student as a dependent

Why see our tax professionals?

  • The American Opportunity Tax Credit is worth up to $2,500 of the cost of tuition and related expenses, including books. Even if you don't make enough money to file a return, file anyway because you may get up to $1,000 in your refund.
  • It's easy and FREE!
  • You need to file a tax return in order to file your FAFSA form and apply for financial aid.

What do you need to bring?

  • Hostos Single Stop USA Resource CenterPhoto ID and social security cards for everyone on tax return
  • W-2 forms for each job
  • If claiming child care tax credit, documentation & provider tax ID
  • Any other tax-related documentation you have received (i.e. 1099)
  • If married and filing jointly, spouse must be present.

Eligibility: Students & their parents earning

  • Less than $18,000 annually with no children; OR
  • Less than $50,000 annually with children
  • International Students Welcome!

Tax Preparation provided by: ARIVA -