HEERF III (ARP) Student Emergency Grant

SUNY Canton 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 Canton 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, $7,079,208 to provide emergency aid grants to 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.

Determination of Award Amounts

Student Award Chart

Award Amount Per EFC Range and FT/PT Status
Percentage 125% 100% 75% 50% 25%
Base EFC Range 0-2,923 EFC Range 2,924-5,846 EFC Range 5,847-8,769 EFC Range 8,770-11,692 EFC Range 11,693-14,615
FT Student Awards $2,475 $2,200 $1,925 $1,650 $1,375
PT Student Awards $1,925 $1,650 $1,375 $1,100 $825

How to Apply

No application is required for receipt of HEERF III Student Aid funds. Eligible students will be notified of their grant amounts and information about delivery of funds via email.

Allowable Expenses

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

Impact on Financial Aid

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

Distribution of Funds

SUNY Canton will apply HEERF III funds directly to the student semester billing account. The entire amount will then be refunded to the student, regardless of the account balance. Funds will be issued electronically through SUNY Canton’s refund delivery partner, BankMobile. To ensure funds are received in the timeliest manner, students should be certain they have set up their BankMobile account and indicated their preferred bank account for electronic transfer of funds. To create or update a BankMobile account, go to BankMobile’s refund selection page. For assistance in setting up a BankMobile account or related questions, contact billing@canton.edu.

CARES Act funding distributed by SUNY Canton to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the American Rescue Plan (HEERF III)

Date Reporting Requirement Update



1,852 Student Awards made for $4,030,950



45 Student Awards made for $100,125

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