SUNY at Purchase College signed and returned to the Education Department a Certification and Agreement as required under the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. We acknowledge that by drawing down the ARP funds, our institution agrees to be bound by the conditions set forth in the ARP Supplemental Agreement including using 100 percent of these funds, $5,914,780.00, to provide emergency aid grants to students.

As of 3/29/22, the total ARP grant of $5,914,780.00 has been fully expended.

 

Updated on 3/30/2022: 622 0-EFC students were awarded $671.82 in the ARP discretionary award. 0 EFC students enrolled in the spring 2022 semester were given priority from the remaining discretionary award.

Students who did not receive an ARP award in the fall 2021 semester received email notices, beginning Feb. 2022, to complete an application to determine eligibility for a discretionary award. 237 students were deemed eligible to receive an award from the application for a discretionary award. 

Students in Fall 2021 may have been  eligible to receive funding if they:

  • Were a matriculated full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Have completed the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) within the range for Pell eligibility: 0 – 14,615

The ED requires prioritization to students with exceptional need, such as students who are Pell eligible or undergraduates with extraordinary financial circumstances, when awarding emergency grants to students.

SUNY requires campuses to prioritize Pell eligible recipients starting with students at the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFCs).

Unlike the CARES student emergency grant program, students meeting the above requirements who are enrolled in exclusively on-line programs are eligible for HEERF III (ARP) grants.

Please Note: More information about discretionary funds will be released once Purchase College receives guidance from SUNY.

Updated 3/30/2022:

  • 622 0-EFC students were awarded $671.82 in the ARP discretionary award. As of March 29,2022, the total ARP allocation of $5,914,780.00 to provide emergency aid grants to students have been expended. All HEERF I, II, and III awards for emergency grants to students have been fully expended.

  • 237 students were eligible for an ARP discretionary grant in the amount of $1,000 based on the current number of applications reviewed.

  • The total amount awarded to students as of March 17, 2022 is $5,486,910.00 based on a total of 1,928 eligible students.

  • The total amount awarded to students as of November 30th 2021 is $5,151,802.50 based on 1,663 eligible students.

The Following Chart Indicates award amounts based on 1,625 eligible students enrolled in the fall 2021 semester, based on data obtained on October 7, 2021.

Award Amount per EFC Range and Full Time vs Part Time Status
 
125%
100%
75%
50%
25%
EFC range
0-2,923
2,924-5,846
5,847-8,769
8,770-11,692
11,693-14,615
Full Time Student Awards

$3,476.25

$3,090.00

$2,703.75

$2,317.50

$1,931.25

Part Time Student Awards

$2,703.75

$2,317.50

$1,931.25

$1,545.00

$1,158.75

No application is needed and awards are distributed to Pell eligible students registered for the fall 2021 semester.

Please Note: More information about discretionary funds will be released once Purchase College receives guidance from SUNY.

HEERF III Student Aid Funds (ARP) may be used by students for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare.

HEERF III (ARP) will not need to be repaid.

The HEERF III Student Aid Funds (ARP) are not Title IV funds. Therefore, rules for awarding and handling of the Title IV programs are not applicable. HEERF III Student Aid Funds are not considered estimated financial assistance (EFA) and therefore must not be included in the federal and State financial aid package for students.

SUNY at Purchase College will apply and disburse funds directly to students, bypassing Financial Aid processing completely. The entire award amount will be refunded, regardless of the account balance. Distinct Banner detail codes will be used to easily track these payments. Funds will be issued according to the student’s chosen method through our delivery partners, TouchNet and Intellecheck. Funds will either be deposited directly into the student’s checking/savings account or sent via paper check to the student’s address.

242 students with balances $100 and above were emailed to “opt-in” and apply all or a portion of their emergency grant to their outstanding balance. Students needed to identify the amount they would like to apply within their email communication. Students must respond within 3 days of receiving the email.