The United States Department of Education announced funding that has been allocated to Corning Community College through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency grant money to eligible students with unforeseen emergency expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Students must be eligible to receive Title IV (federal) financial aid.
- If a student has filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and has an eligible EFC then the student has demonstrated eligibility to participate in the federal programs.
- Students who have not filed a FAFSA, but who are eligible to file a FAFSA, may receive emergency financial aid grants. Students will be required to complete a FAFSA for the current academic year. The Financial Aid Office will then review the completed FAFSA to ensure the student meets application criteria before Baron Grant and Red Baron Plus Grant application(s) will be considered.
- Students who are eligible to receive federal financial aid (Title IV Eligible) and took classes Spring 2020, Summer 2020, or are enrolled in Fall 2020 courses.
Title IV Eligibility includes:
o U.S. citizenship, permanent resident, or eligible noncitizen
o Has a valid Social Security number that is verified against the Social Security administration database
o Registered with Selective Service (if the student was born male) and over the age of 18 at time of FAFSA application
o Has a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool program
o Must not be enrolled concurrently in elementary or secondary school at the same time they are matriculated at SUNY CCC
o Enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
o Making Satisfactory Academic Progress or meeting the terms of an Approved Academic Plan if the student is on Financial Aid Probation
o Not be in default on a Title IV federal student loan
o Not owe a refund on a federal student grant or loan overpayment
o Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale within the described time limitations as outlined on the drug question on the FAFSA application
Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Eligible Expenses:
Internet packages- monthly payments
Computer programs needed for coursework
Increased data plans
Course materials related to remote learning
Additional study materials
If you attended Spring 2020, you may get reimbursed for additional expenses:
Other expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
How to Apply
Students who have potential eligibility will receive an email with a link to the online application once funding is available to us. This application is linked to the specific student it was sent to so it cannot be shared.
Frequently Asked Questions- CARES Act Emergency Grant
Below are the answers to frequently asked questions regarding the CARES Act as well as information regarding the CARES Act Baron Grant.
Additional CARES Act Questions
Please submit questions and/or requested documentation to the following email:
* Disclaimer: All contents of this plan were developed to follow Department of Education and SUNY guidance as of 4/29/2020. If further guidance is provided in the future, SUNY Corning Community College has the right and responsibility to update any portion of the plan to maintain compliance with the Department of Education and to meet any updated guidance that may be provided from SUNY without advanced notification.