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Application for Assistance from the SUNY Canton Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund has received an additional grant from the Chancellor’s Office, which is intended to provide financial assistance to students who have encountered short-term emergencies or financial setbacks.  Are you struggling to make ends meet, due to one of the following problems?

  • A medical emergency
  • Loss of your job
  • Lack of housing or the threat of eviction
  • Abandonment by family members
  • Theft
  • The costs of backup transportation, childcare or computer repairs

If you are enrolled in a degree program at SUNY Canton and you have an emergency financial need, you may apply for a grant from the Student Emergency Fund.

Basic criteria for eligibility for a Student Emergency Fund grant:

  • Student must have a valid FAFSA application on file. 
  • Student must be enrolled in a degree program.
  • Student must have suffered (or currently be suffering) a financial emergency.

Student Emergency Fund grants are intended to be used as a last resort to help students continue their college education at SUNY Canton. In some cases, students can get financial assistance through the federal CARES Act and we may ask you to apply for those funds first. A committee will review all requests and make the final determination of eligibility (amounts will vary & are not guaranteed to be awarded).

Looking for other assistance? The Renzi Food Pantry provides free confidential services for students who are in need of food or other supplies.


Complete the application below. Please keep in mind the more information you provide, the better we will understand your situation. We will text you at your mobile number if we need more information. Requests will be processed as quickly as possible, but please allow at least three business days to receive a response.

Division of Advancement
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-7127

Fax: 315-386-7995