Supplemental Support under American Rescue Plan (SSARP)

SUNY Adirondack was allocated Supplemental Support under the American Rescue Plan (SSARP) funds in the amount of $694,346.  

Fall 2022 students enrolled as of September 27, 2022 who filed a 2022-23 FAFSA and meet basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid, and who have the greatest financial need can be considered for these funds. Students must be matriculated in approved academic degree or certificate programs. 

Group 1: SUNY Adirondack Students with Federal Pell grant eligibility per the 2022-23 FAFSA (Expected Family Contribution ranging from $0 to $6,206).


Enrollment Status

Award Amount  

12+ credits


9-11 credits


6-8 credits


1-5 credits



Group 2: Any student who has experienced a COVID-19 emergency can apply for SSARP Funds. SUNY Adirondack’s SSARP Funds can be awarded to a maximum of $1,000 for eligible expenses such as food, housing, health care, child care, transportation, technology and other course materials. To apply for these emergency funds, students can complete an SSARP Emergency Grant application using their SUNY Adirondack Network ID and password. Pell-eligible students in Group 1 can also apply for these funds.

How you will receive Supplemental Support under American Rescue Plan Act disbursement

American Rescue Plan Act funds will be issued in two ways: 

1.      For students signed up for direct deposit, it will be deposited into the student’s designated bank account or prepaid debit card. For more information about direct deposit, go to Please allow seven to 10 business days for direct deposited funds to be available in the designated account.

TIP: Sign up for direct deposit through Nelnet. Log into your Self-Service Banner account, and go to the "Student" tab, select "Student Account" from the list, and then select "Set-Up Payment Plan." This will redirect you to the Nelnet web portal. After setting up your profile, you can select "Manage Refunds" in your Nelnet account to set-up a direct deposit.

2.     For students not signed up for direct deposit, a check will be mailed to the permanent address listed in the Banner System within 14 business days.


You do not have to repay Federal Emergency relief funds. The Supplemental Support under the American Rescue Plan Act Emergency Grant funds are designed to be a grant (otherwise called gift aid) and are not a loan. 

Impact on existing financial aid plans

This funding will not reduce your financial aid. It does not negate nor replace financial aid.