In March 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as part of a stimulus bill which provided approximately $14 billion to colleges and universities. The CARES Act authorizes institutions to award emergency financial grants to eligible students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus. Old Westbury will receive $2,761,337 to be awarded as emergency financial grants to eligible students.
Other Correspondence to Students
- Sr. Vice President for Business & Finance CARES Act Notification to Students
- SUNY Old Westbury CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)-PDF
- U.S. Department of Education General and Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the CARES Act Emergency Grants-PDF
Reports to U.S. Department of Education
Under the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) regulations and State University of New York (SUNY) guidelines, SUNY Old Westbury must periodically report to USDOE specific information related to the implementation and administration of the CARES Act Emergency Grant program. For each report to USDOE, SUNY Old Westbury must indicate the amount of funds distributed; the number of students eligible to receive the CARES Act grant; and the number of students that have actually received a CARES Act grant. We are required to update this information and we will post such reports on the date issued.
Questions about eligibility and availability of CARES Act grants can be directed to financialaid [at] oldwestbury.edu