Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Updated August 21, 2020

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
    St. Elizabeth School of Nursing has signed and returned the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting-Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
     
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $69,049.
     
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).  $69,049.
     
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    120
     
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    78
     
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.  All enrolled and returning students were invited via official campus email to apply for the funds.  Students not currently enrolled in summer classes but registered for Fall were invited via email but also were sent a paper application and invitation to apply in case they were not checking campus email over the summer.  Administration decided to provide an equal amount of funding to each eligible applicant.  Attestation of eligibility is required for each applicant (must certify they are not in default on a federal loan, do not owe a repayment on a grant and are not in Termination Status on SAP and are eligible to complete a FAFSA and be eligible for federal student aid if they did not already file a FAFSA).
     
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    The School provided students with information about the CARES Act on the application.  Students were instructed to complete a paper application with a wet signature and return by July 2, 2020 4:30 pm to Student Services.  The application also pointed out who was excluded from participating and that the grants would be a minimum of $500.