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CARES Act Reporting

Student grants through Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act

The CARES Act authorizes SUNY Sullivan to award grants to help defray the costs incurred by students for the disruption of campus operations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SUNY Sullivan will receive $1,038,982 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

SUNY Sullivan distributed $517,320 directly to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. SUNY Sullivan has determined 885 students during Round 1, and 778 students under Round 2, at the institution are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for Round 1 grants, and 774 students for Round 2 grants.

SUNY Sullivan distributed $517,320 in emergency grants to eligible students in two rounds:

Round 1:  CARES Act grants were available to students based on need and eligibility. Eligible students had been invited to apply through their SUNY Sullivan email address.  This round of funding has closed.

Round 2:  Round 2 Cares Act Grants were distributed to all eligible students who attended classes past the midterm point.  Students should contact the Financial Aid Office for specific eligibility questions.  This round of funding has closed.

An eligible student has:

  • submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),
  • received an Estimated Family Contribution number,
  • attended classes at SUNY Sullivan during the Spring 2020 Semester for Round 1, or Fall 2020 Semester for Round 2.

For specific details, please refer to the web reports linked on this page.

CARES Act grants will be awarded to students regardless of outstanding account balances they may owe SUNY Sullivan. Some students will receive grants but will still have an outstanding balance owed to the college. Students are encouraged to manage their accounts through the MySUNYSullivan portal to remain eligible to attend in future semesters.

CURRENT REPORT

SUNY Sullivan acknowledges an authorized representative of the institution has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

SUNY Sullivan acknowledges an authorized representative of the institution has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

SUNY Sullivan received $1,038,982 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

SUNY Sullivan has distributed $517,320 of $519,491 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 1/13/2021

SUNY Sullivan determined 885 students during Round 1, and 778 students under Round 2 at the institution were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

563 students received an Emergency Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act (Round 1) as of 11/11/2020. An additional 778 students (Round 2) received funding in December 2020.

Round 2:

Funding for Round two was sent to all eligible students and dispensed with the application. Round two established two grant levels:

All eligible students received $240; eligible students with a $0 EFC received an additional $50.

Round 1:

SUNY Sullivan, in Round 1, prioritized awarding of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to its students in the following categories. Most students were eligible for funding in multiple categories:

Block Grants*

Received Pell Grant, full-time $150
Received Pell Grant, part-time $50
Estimated Family Contribution ($0) $300
Estimated Family Contribution (>$0) $200
Title IV Eligible, full-time $225
Title IV Eligible, part-time $100

*Block grant totals will be the sum of all the categories under which a student qualifies.

Case-Based Funding

Additional funds may be available to some students based on costs incurred as a consequence of the disruption of campus operations this spring. A student’s answers on the grant application will help the college identify students eligible for additional funds.

Under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, students received awards ranging from $300 to $675.

All students will be notified of eligibility, requirements, and application availability by SUNY Sullivan email.

The application will require students to certify and attest that they have or will incur allowable expenses of food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, childcare, and/or transportation as a result of the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. An application will be forthcoming. For questions regarding the CARES Act Student Emergency Financial Aid Grant, please email finaid@sunysullivan.com.

QUARTERLY BUDGET & EXPENDITURE REPORTING UNDER CARES ACT

The total Student Award funds allocated to SUNY Sullivan from the US Department of Education Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds I, II, and III was $2,831,121.00. In December 2020, the College disbursed $513,454.00 of HEERF I funds to 1,663 students who were eligible to receive the emergency financial aid grants. There was $5,946.00 of unused HEERF I funds that were added to the HEERF II and III total funds.

In August 2021, the College utilized its discretionary funds from HEERF II and III to disburse checks to students who had a financial need. A total of $394,341.69 were disbursed to 707 students who had attended in Spring 2020 and/or Fall 2020-Spring 2021.

The College had $1,923,234.31 of HEERF funds left to disburse over the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. December 17, 2021 the College disbursed $929,922.50 of HEERF funds to 559 students. Students were selected to receive funds based on their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined on their FASFA. To receive funds, students’ EFC needed to fall within the range of 0 to 14,615 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The remaining HEERF funds will be distributed based on the federal guidance in Spring 2022.

 

12/31/21 Qtrly CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion

The cumulative amount SUNY Sullivan received from the Department of Education under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $2,831,121. Between 8/23/21 and 8/27/21, SUNY Sullivan distributed $390,566.69 to 711 students. Each student received a check for $565.77. The total amount the College has distributed to students as of 9/30/21 is $907,886.69

9/30/21 Qtrly CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion

SUNY Sullivan received $1,792,139.00 from the Department of Education to provide emergency financial aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The cumulative amount SUNY Sullivan received was $2,831,121. The total amount distributed in emergency grants as of 6/30/21 was $517,320.

6/30/21 Qtrly CARES Act Sections 18004 (a)(1) Institutional Portion 

The total amount distributed in emergency grants as of 3/31/21 was $517,320 of $1,038,982. The reported disbursements many include redistributions of unclaimed emergency grants previously reported.

3/31/21 Qtrly CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion

SUNY Sullivan will receive $1,038,982 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

SUNY Sullivan distributed $18,175 of $519,491 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of between 8/25/2020 and 9/30/2020.

SUNY Sullivan has determined 885 students at the institution are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

32 students received an Emergency Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the 8/25/2020 and 9/30/2020.

SUNY Sullivan distributed $517,320 of $519,491 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 12/31/2020

SUNY Sullivan determined that 778 students under Round 2 at the institution are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

778 Round 2 students, and 11 Round 1 students received an Emergency Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act between 10/01/2020 and 12/31/2020.  These grants totaled $208,770.

12/31/20 Qtrly CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion

SUNY Sullivan distributed $308,550 of $519,491 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 9/30/2020

SUNY Sullivan has determined 885 students at the institution are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

552 students received an Emergency Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the 9/30/2020.

10/31/20 Qtrly CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion

 

Relief Grants through the Coronavirus Aid, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

SUNY Sullivan acknowledges an authorized representative of the institution has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

SUNY Sullivan will receive $1,038,982 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

SUNY Sullivan distributed $290,375 of $519,491 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 8/25/2020

SUNY Sullivan has determined 885 students at the institution are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

520 students have received an Emergency Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 8/25/2020.

SUNY Sullivan acknowledges an authorized representative of the institution has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

SUNY Sullivan will receive $1,038,982 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

SUNY Sullivan distributed $0 of $519,491 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 7/11/2020

SUNY Sullivan has determined 885 students at the institution are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

0 students have received an Emergency Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 7/11/2020.

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