Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Required Web-based Report for HEERF Student Aid

Farmingdale State 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.

Farmingdale State College has received or will receive $3,077,159.00 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Farmingdale State College has distributed $0.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 31, 2020.

Farmingdale State College has determined approximately 5,856 students at the institution are eligible to participate in programs 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.

Zero (0) students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the May 31, 2020.

Farmingdale State College has prioritized awarding of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to its students in the following manner pending SUNY approval (methodology):

A CARES Base Grant will be awarded to all eligible students. The College plans to distribute 75% of the funds on a tiered basis to PELL eligible students with the highest need based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Those students with an EFC of zero will receive the largest award of $1,000.

The remaining 25% of the funds will also be distributed on a tiered basis to non-Pell eligible students who are Title IV eligible. Funds will be awarded based on EFC, with the lowest EFC receiving a maximum award of $325.

If funds remain once all Base Grants are processed, the College will notify eligible students of the opportunity to request additional funds for expenses already incurred, or anticipated to incur, that are in excess of the Base Grant amount.

Under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, students received awards ranging from $150.00 to $1,000.00.

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants will be posted once SUNY approval is received.

Last Modified 6/8/20