HEERF II (CRRSAA): Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds
The College of Environmental Science and Forestry received Student
Aid funding under the CRRSAA section 314(a)(1) program.
This program, with some changes, provides supplemental funds to the
CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. The College of
Environmental Science and Forestry signed and returnd 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 CRRSAA funds, our institution agrees to be bound by the
conditions set forth in the CRRSAA Supplemental Agreement including
using 100 percent of these funds to provide emergency aid grants to
ESF received $840,870 from the Department of Education under the CRRSAA section 314(a)(1) program pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Grants to Students.
ESF has estimated 1,569 students at the institution may be potentially eligible for funding from emergency grants under Section 314(a)(1), prior to the application of SUNY and internal awarding procedures.
After application of SUNY and internal awarding procedures, 480 students received funding from emergency grants under Section 314(a)(1).
SUNY requires campuses to prioritize Pell eligible recipients starting with students at the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFCs). Students enrolled in the Spring 2021 semester with a valid EFC up to 5,711 will be eligible for a base grant amount and a supplemental amount based on an established EFC tier.
Matriculated undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking students enrolled full-time or part-time in credit-bearing courses during the Spring 2021 semester.
Student should have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships with a valid Expected Family Contribution (EFC) value from 0 - 5,711.
International and undocumented (DACA) students are not eligible.
Students who have not completed the verification process are not eligible as the outcome of the process could change the EFC value.
Determination of Award Amounts
Award amounts are determined through use of a SUNY provided template. Each recipient will be awarded a base grant amount and a supplemental amount determined by established EFC tiers and enrollment (full-time or part-time).
Tier 1: EFC Range of 0 to 1,500
Tier 2: EFC Range of 1,501 to 2,900
Tier 3: EFC Range of 2,901 to 4,300
Tier 4: EFC Range of 4,301 to 5,711
Award amounts for each tier and enrollment status are as follows:
Tier 1 - Full Time: $1,950.98
Tier 2 - Full Time: $1,707.11
Tier 3 - Full Time: $1,463.24
Tier 4 Full Time: $1,219.36
Tier 1 - Part Time: $1,463.24
Tier 2 - Part Time: $1,219.36
Tier 3 - Part Time: $975.49
Tier 4 Part Time: $731.62
Disbursement of Funds to Students
Awards will be processed through Banner billing functionality. Funds cannot be applied to any ESF billing charges without an active opt-in by the student. Award amounts will be disbursed and provided to the recipients using the same procedures used for aid refunds, with the full grant amount being given to the student using their existing Bank Mobile preferences. Those preference options are:
Direct Deposit to Existing Bank Account
Direct Deposit to Account Created with Bank Mobile (Vibe Account)
Paper Check (this option can be selected or will be the default if no preference is established)
Communication to Students
Recipients will receive a notification by e-mail and by postal mail. This notice will contain the amount of grant funding being awarded and specific wording required by SUNY with regards to the appropriate use of the funds by the recipient.
Your Financial Aid Account
- Undergraduate Applicant Portal (complete Admissions tasks and create your ESFiD)
- Current Students - Years 2019-2020 and Earlier (MyESF - ESFiD Required)
- All Students - Years 2020-2021 and Later (Banner Self-Service - ESFiD Required)
Financial Aid and Scholarships
113 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 470-4734 (Fax)
- SUNY ESF Federal School Code: 002851
- SUNY ESF TAP Codes: