Update: February 19, 2021

Please know all Federal Stimulus funds have been exhausted.  The COVID-19 Grant funding was first come first served and we have distributed all of the funding that we received from the federal government.  Please know that Daemen College is here to support its students. If you have continued concerns or questions about finances due to the impact of COVID-19, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Additionally, the CARE Team can potentially assist with some short term funds and resources to help with emergency housing, food, etc. We would encourage you to contact Financial Aid at finaid@daemen.edu to set up a time to speak with us or someone from the CARE Team to discuss additional options at kspicer@daemen.edu or sfennell@daemen.edu.

As we did in the spring of 2020 when the first federal stimulus was released, Daemen College will once again be awarding federal dollars to students in need.  The disbursement of stimulus dollars that Daemen College will be receiving is to be used in part to assist students and their families for “direct payment of grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care.”  This time, however, access is expanded to students taking all of their courses online.  Additionally, this time, students can "opt-in" to allowing any money received be used to cover current or past balances owed to the College.

We will be using the same committee structure as we did previously comprised of administrators from Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, and Financial Aid.  The committee developed a simple, straightforward process for students who have been directly affected by COVID-19 to request funds. With the President’s encouragement, the application process is inclusive of all students who are US citizens, regardless of the modality in which they took their courses.

Below are some FAQ’s of the process and parameters being used.  Please read carefully and note that the guidance from the US Department of Education continues to vary so changes could be made to this process and/or the criteria used based on revised guidance.