SUNY Broome starts Student Emergency Fund for expenses outside of college tuition

first_imgStudents will be able to apply for up to $500 in emergency funds. That money can be spent on food, rent, childcare, transportation, technology for distance learning, and other general personal expenses. In response to many students struggling, the Student Emergency Fund is working to help students a little differently. “Not only to support our students and their families, but ensure that they can continue with their education, and complete, finish, graduate, and get a job,” said Williams. (WBNG) — SUNY Broome officials say they’re trying to help students in a time when many have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. However, students are facing more costs than just tuition fees. Williams says most SUNY Broome students work, with many students having families to support at home. “Many of our students qualify for full federal or state financial aid. However, that pays for tuition, it pays for fees,” said Broome Community College Foundation Executive Director Cathy Williams. center_img With 87 percent of students having documented financial need, sometimes making the choice between school and personal expenses isn’t an easy one. The BCC Foundation is currently working to raise the funds for students. The SUNY Impact Foundation is also stepping up to help, promising to match every dollar donated to the fund, up to $50,000. Both foundations say they have a simple goal in mind during these tough times. Williams says more information on how students can apply will be coming soon. If you would like to learn more about the Student Emergency Fund and donate, you can head to this link. “If you have to make decisions about, ‘Am I going to feed my family,’ or, ‘Am I going to stay enrolled in college,'” said Williams. “For many, the answer is simply, ‘I can’t do both.'”last_img read more

Ski resorts react to Gov. Cuomo allowing them to reopening with limited capacity

first_imgSkiCNY says they have already seen an increase in sales for passes earlier this fall. They say they may even have to add more employees for the season. SkiCNY, ski resort in Central New York, says they are pretty pleased with the restrictions. They say they anticipate a busy season, adding that people are eager to be doing activities after being so cooped up. The resort says it hopes to be open by Dec. 1 and that the weather will be in their favor this year. (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Oct. 18 that ski resorts can reopen at 50% capacity in November with restrictions. The restrictions include wearing mask whenever not eating, drinking or skiing, social distancing between parties, disinfection of rental equipment, and limiting lifts to be members of the same party.last_img read more