ALERT: The BENGAL Cares Grant application closed on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Please allow 30 calendar days to be notified of your results.
The federal CARES Act provides approximately $5 million toward Buffalo State College students. Students that have experienced financial hardship as a result of transitioning to online learning are encouraged to submit an application if they meet the eligibility requirements below.
The maximum 2020-2021 CARES Emergency Fund award per student is $6,195. However, in an effort to help as many needy students as possible that were impacted by the COVID-19 disruption, the CARES Workgroup will determine the final award amount per student.
30-Day Report - July 10, 2020:
45-Day Report - August 25, 2020:
The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter):
|Quarter||Quarterly Amount Disbursed to Students||Quarterly Number of Students||Cumulative Amount Disbursed||Cumulative Students Awarded|
|Quarter Ending 9/30/20||$243,027||130||$2,971,741.38||2,031|
|Quarter Ending 12/31/20||$2,270,467.62||735||$5,242,209.00||2,766|
The 12/31/2020 quarterly report is our final report as all of the CARES Student Aid funds were disbursed by November 10, 2020.
The following categories of expenses can be considered for CARES funding:
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