COVID Emergency Funding

  • At this time, only graduate students, College of Law Students, or College of Professional Studies students may apply for Emergency Grant Funding.
  • Funding for main campus undergraduate students has been exhausted, and any request will be automatically denied.

  • Please complete the emergency grant request form to apply for emergency assistance. You will be notified if you are eligible for an American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant or Syracuse Responds grant.
  • You may also contact your financial aid counselor to discuss what options may be available for the special circumstances you or your family are experiencing.
  • You may also want to review the financial resources listed on the COVID-19 resources page provided by the Office of Financial Literacy.

Institutional Spending (50%)


Student Emergency Grant Portion (50%)

  • There were an estimated 9,737 students eligible to receive CARES Act emergency grants at the time funds were received. This is based on Federal CARES Act eligibility criteria published by the federal Department of Education.
  • The student emergency funding portion is $4,960,061.
  • CARES Grants awarded are intended to reduce financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in some instances will not fully resolve or remove the financial burden. Examples of COVID-19 related expenses eligible for grant consideration include, but are not limited to: emergency travel caused by the abrupt transition to online learning, child care expenses, costs related to emergency shelter, costs of storage/shipping belonging home, technology expenses created by the shift to online learning, medical/health-related expenses due to COVID-19, and food insecurity/accessibility.
  • As of May 18, 2020, we have awarded $1,112,160 to 634 students (appx. 22% of allocation).
  • As of May 29, 2020, we have awarded $2,218,130 to 1,303 students (appx. 45% of allocation).
  • As of June 29, 2020,  we have awarded $3,573,278 to 2,054 students (appx. 72% of allocation).
  • As of July 31, 2020, we have awarded $4,580,382 to 2,596 students (appx. 92% of allocation).
  • As of Aug. 27, 2020, we have awarded $4,680,240 to 2,650 students (appx. 94% of allocation).
  • As of Sept. 30, 2020, we have awarded $4,721,412 to 2,670 students (appx. 95% of allocation).
  • As of Oct. 31, 2020, we have awarded  $4,724,974 to 2,674 students (appx.  95% of allocation).
  • As of Nov. 30, 2020, we have awarded $4,724,974 to 2,674 students (appx. 95% of allocation).
  • As of Dec. 31, 2020, we have awarded $4,771,107 to  2,697 students (appx. 96% of allocation).
  • As of Jan. 31, 2021, we have awarded $4,960,061 to 2718 students (appx. 100% of allocation).

Institutional Spending (50%)


Student Emergency Grant Portion

  • There were an estimated 10,659 students eligible to receive CRRSAA emergency grants at the time funds were received. This is based on Federal CARES Act eligibility criteria published by the federal Department of Education.
    The student emergency funding portion is $4,960,061.
  • Grants awarded were intended to reduce financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in some instances could not fully resolve or remove the financial burden. Examples of expenses eligible for grant consideration include, but are not limited to: tuition, fees, books & supplies, housing, meals, travel, technology required for your academic program, medical costs, childcare costs, and personal expenses related to attending your academic program.
  • As of June 30, we have awarded $4,960,061 to 2713 students (100% of allocation).

Institutional Spending (50%)


Student Emergency Grant Portion

  • The student emergency funding portion is $15,403,023.
  • Grants awarded were intended to reduce financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in some instances could not fully resolve or remove the financial burden. Examples of expenses eligible for grant consideration include, but are not limited to: tuition, fees, books & supplies, housing, meals, travel, technology required for your academic program, medical costs, childcare costs, and personal expenses related to attending your academic program.
  • As of June 30, we have not yet awarded these funds.
  • As of 9/30/2021, we have awarded $2,604,669 to 834 students (17% of allocation).
  • As of 12/31/2021, we have awarded $6,260,421 to 1805 students (41% of allocation).
  • As of 3/31/2022, we have awarded $10,423,181 to 2797 students (68% of allocation). 
  • As of 6/30/2022, we have awarded $12,192,181 to 3274 students (79% of allocation).