Siena College has completed the Department of Education’s Certification and Agreement form and has received $1,310,319 in funds for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students via the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).

The CRRSAA provides colleges and universities with an allocation for emergency student relief funding that must be used for student cost of attendance expenses or emergency costs that arise due to COVID19, such as 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 06/30/2021, Siena College has disbursed $1,310,319 to 890 students.

  Number of Students Dollars Distributed
01/01-03/31/2021 461 $869,548.35
03/31-06/30/2021 523 $440,770.65

Siena created an online application for students to provide information related to the financial impacts of COVID-19 to their family and what specific financial needs they have, including, food, housing, technology, course materials, health/child care and other costs. The Financial Aid office reviews and evaluates each application based on the information provided and awards funds based on each student’s identified needs and the availability of funding. Our office will contact students to obtain additional documentation, where necessary.  After the documents are reviewed and approved for disbursement, a check is processed via the College's accounts payable system. No additional instructions are provided to the student with the disbursement.

Siena is committed to providing the Education for a Lifetime to our students — please reach out to if you have any questions or concerns. 

In addition, Siena College received $2,589,313 in CRRSAA Act funds to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. The College used these funds towards providing room and board refunds to students for the Spring 2020 semester.  The required reports to the US Department of Education documenting these expenditures can be found here.