HEERF III (ARP) Student Emergency Grant

SUNY Poly received Student Aid funding under section 2003(7) of the ARP. This program, with some changes, provides supplemental funds to the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. SUNY Poly 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 Student Aid Funds, our institution agrees to be bound by the conditions set forth in the ARP Student Aid Supplemental Agreement including using 100 percent of these Student Aid Funds to provide emergency aid grants to students.

SUNY Poly has received or will receive $3,086,816 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

SUNY Poly is awaiting guidance from the State University of New York and therefore has distributed $0 thus far under the ARP Act.

9/30/2021 Quarterly Report SUNY Poly has distributed $0 in HEERF III funds to students so far. Awarding for HEERF III will begin shortly.
12/30/2021 Quarterly Report SUNY Poly has distributed $3,117,725 in HEERF III funds to 1,236 students. 

The State University of New York (SUNY) is currently drafting SUNY-wide guidelines and a distribution plan for the American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) Student Aid Funds which will provide vital emergency grants to SUNY undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional need and/or extraordinary financial circumstances. Once the guidance and distribution plan are formally approved and communicated to the SUNY campuses, our required HEERF reporting disclosures will be updated.

Details on the methodology for determining HEERF III award amounts will be communicated when guidance from SUNY is received.

The college will work with eligible students to provide them with any necessary information and steps they may need to complete once we have received guidance from SUNY.

HEERF III student aid funds may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or emergency costs that that arise due to coronavirus, including:

  • Tuition
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Health care (including mental health care)
  • Childcare

HEERF III student aid funds will not need to be repaid

HEERF III student aid funds will not impact your current or future financial aid

We will provide an update to the college community when we have new information to share.


Questions? Feel free to email the Financial Aid Office at finaid@sunypoly.edu.


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