SUNY Oneonta will provide emergency aid to students experiencing unforeseen financial hardships or emergency situations under a new pilot program aimed at keeping more students on track toward graduation. The program is receiving $82,500 from the Gerstner Family Foundation and the Heckscher Foundation for Children. Students can apply for the funding beginning in spring 2018. To be eligible a SUNY Oneonta student must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, enrolled in at least six credits, have a grade-point average of at least 2.0 and be in good standing with the college.