Under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SUNY Potsdam has received funding to be paid directly to our students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses will be considered. In order to be eligible for this emergency grant funding, students must demonstrate federal Title IV aid eligibility by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by June 1,2020. These funds are not restricted based on financial need and all students will be reviewed for eligibility as long as a valid FAFSA is on file. Students could be eligible for a base grant of up to $400. If you wish to apply for CARES funding please start by completing a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible.
If you have questions on completing the FAFSA, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. More information regarding the CARES funding process specifically will be forthcoming.