CARES Act HEERF Student Aid Report

SUNY Empire State College 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 Empire State College has received or will receive $1,705,680 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

SUNY Empire State College has not distributed grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 20, 2020. 

SUNY Empire State College has determined that approximately 3,100 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.

SUNY Empire State College has prioritized awarding of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to its students in the following manner (methodology):

Using a tiered approach to the distribution of funds to students, SUNY Empire State College has determined a pool of funds based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) ranges and will calculate awards after the application deadline (TBD). The range of average awards for 85 to 50 percent of the eligible population is $645 to $1096, respectively. If the proportion of the applicant pool is different, SUNY Empire State College will adjust accordingly.

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants will be posted as it becomes available.