Student grants through Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and 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.