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

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, SUNY Sullivan converted all classes to distance learning and closed its residence halls. The CARES Act authorizes SUNY Sullivan to award grants to help defray the costs incurred by students for the disruption of campus operations during the spring 2020 semester.

CARES Act grants are available to students based on need and eligibility. If you are eligible for grant funding, you will be invited to apply through your SUNY Sullivan email address.

An eligible student has:

An eligible student must complete the official application before receiving the grant. If you believe you qualify, but you have not received an invitation to apply, contact us at

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 will distribute $519,491 directly to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 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.

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.