CARES Act Funds

SUNY Maritime 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 Maritime was awarded $700,121 in CARES funds by the federal government for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing emergency financial aid grants to eligible students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus health emergency.

SUNY Maritime College has distributed $99,240 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 23, 2020.

172 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 23, 2020.

SUNY Maritime College has determined 1,154 estimated students at the institution are eligible for the program 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.

Eligibility

Maritime College has determined 1,154 estimated students at the institution are eligible for the program 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.

Award Determination

Maritime College plans to award CARES Emergency Grants according to the following methodology based on two block grants that are consistent with federal regulations and SUNY Guidance:

CARES Base Grant of $470-670 awarded to all eligible students who incurred or anticipate to incur expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

  • $670 grants – awarded to students who have a FAFSA on file, demonstrate high financial need (Pell eligible), and are enrolled for Spring 2020 semester

  • $470 grants – awarded to students who have a FAFSA on file, demonstrate financial need, and are enrolled for Spring 2020 semester

Eligible Students will be invited to apply by email to complete the Certification and Attestation form for CARES Base Emergency Grant. The application deadline is August 10.

CARES Enhanced Grant is awarded to eligible students for expenses already incurred, or anticipated to incur that are related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus that are in excess of the Base Grant amount.

Eligible students who wish to apply for the enhanced grant should fill out the Application for CARES Act Enhanced Emergency Grant. Students enrolled for Spring 2020 who wish to apply for the CARES Student Emergency Grant and do not have a FAFSA on file should file a 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA. The application deadline is August 10.

In order to ensure an equitable distribution of funds, the maximum award a student can receive – when adding both the Base and Enhanced Grant – is $2,000.

Applying

Applications for Enhanced Grants will be evaluated by the Financial Aid Office, and may be approved 
or denied based upon whether the request in permissible under the CARES Act. The College reserves the right to request additional documentation and receipts as deemed appropriate. Disbursement of Enhanced Grant funding is contingent on funding availability. 

Apply here for the CARES Act Enhanced Emergency Grant.

Contact

For questions related to the CARES Act, email cares_grants@sunymaritime.edu

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