Siena College has completed the Department of Education’s Certification and Agreement form and has received $3,451,273 in funds for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students via the American Rescue Plan (ARP). 

The ARP provides colleges and universities with an allocation for emergency student relief funding that must be used for student expenses related to their cost of attendance, such as tuition, fees, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. Siena College is required to distribute this emergency funding only for this purpose. 

If you believe your student qualifies for this emergency relief, please reach out to

There are approximately 3,750 students who are eligible to participate in Title IV financial aid at Siena College. As of 3/31/2022 Siena College has disbursed $3,250,654 to 3,459 students.

  Number of students funds distributed
7/01-9/30/2021 1,380 $1,614,128
10/1 -12/31/2021 2,144 $1,463,683.50
01/01-03/31/2022 105 $172,843.20

The College will provide ARP Grants to over 3,000 students undergraduate students enrolled for the Fall 2021 term. Distributions to students are based on the following criteria:

Expected family contribution New, first-time freshmen Other undergraduate students
Less than $5,847 $2,000 $750
Greater than $5,846 or no FAFSA $1,000 $500

Additional funds may be available to students by contacting the Financial Aid Office (  Students can provide information related to the need for emergency funds for items related to higher education, including, tuition, feed, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.  The Financial Aid Office reviews and evaluates each request based on the information provided and awards funds based on each student’s identified needs and the availability of funding.  Once the documents are reviewed and approved, a check is processed via the College’s accounts payable system.  No additional instructions are provided to the students with the disbursement. 

Siena is committed to providing the education for a lifetime – please reach out to if you have questions or concerns.

Siena College received $3,450,406 in ARP funds to defray expenses associated with coronavirus. The required report to the US Department of Education documenting these expenditures can be found in the following document - 00281600_HEERF_Q42021_011022

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In addition to the ARP funds, Siena College received funds from the CARES Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.