The Make an Impact Award
The Make an Impact Fund provides emergency financial assistance to students when no other funding sources are available.
Fill out the Make an Impact Emergency Grant Application for consideration. Applications should be submitted by November 15 for the fall semester or April 15 for the spring semester. Grants are only available during the summer if the student is registered and it is their final semester.
Funding is limited and not all requests can be approved.
Students who face unexpected financial hardship can apply for financial assistance can receive assistance with paying their semester bill. This award provides one-time assistance and cannot provide long-term assistance with costs associated with tuition and room and board.
Awards of up to $3,000 are available for undergraduate and graduate students in good standing who have attended at least one semester at Purchase College. Awards exceeding $3,000 may be given in certain circumstances with the express written approval of the dean. Applications for awards are reviewed, and approved or denied by a campus committee which includes representatives from Student Affairs, Enrollment, Academics, and Financial Services and will be applied to the student’s account.
Please note: because of the number of requests and limited funding, the committee will only consider applicants who have taken all of the federal loans that that been offered to them as part of their financial aid package.
To qualify, students must:
- Be an enrolled, matriculated student with a minimum GPA of a 2.0 for an undergraduate student and a 3.0 for a graduate student;
- Have attended Purchase College for at least one semester;
- Have a good record of conduct; and
- Have filed a FAFSA for the current academic year.
HEERF Student Aid Funds
The Federal Government established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act (CARES) on March 27, 2020, a portion of which, Student Aid Funds, is to be used to provide emergency assistance to students.
Supplemental funds were later authorized through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA)/(HEERF II) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP)/(HEERF III) to continue support for institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about the HEERF Student Aid Funds.