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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds III - American Rescue Plan (ARP)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), which was signed into law in March 2021. These funds allow Stony Brook University to provide emergency  grants to students for expenses related to any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care, or childcare.

Eligible students will receive the maximum amount of funds they are entitled to based upon our awarding guidelines on a first come, first served basis until funding is no longer available. Students must be actively enrolled to be considered for funding. Spring awards will be determined based upon enrollment for the Spring 22 semester.  There is no appeal process for ARP funds. Students looking for additional funds based upon exceptional need will be required to  submit a Request for Re-evaluation. In order to request a re-evaluation, students must have a valid FAFSA on file. 

Key Facts

As of 10/12/21-

Total HEERF III Funds awarded to SBU: $26,948,252

Total HEERF III funds received by SBU: $26,948,252

Total HEERF III funds disbursed to students: $12,750,045

Number of Stony Brook Students offered a HEERF III Direct to Student Award: 11,962

Grant Distribution

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, funds have been made available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) for emergency costs that arise due to the pandemic. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare. 

Stony Brook University, under SUNY guidance, requires students to  demonstrate exceptional need and/or extraordinary financial circumstances. These funds will be awarded as grants and refunded directly to you. The refund you receive may be used to pay any balance owed to the University. 

Frequently Asked Questions
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