CARES Act Funds
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Available as Financial Aid Grants to Students
*Updated August 31, 2020
The John Paul II Institute received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. This Report applies to the student portion received under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund that is designated exclusively for emergency financial aid grants to students.
We are grateful to the government for making these exceptional federal funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic and will distribute these funds in accordance with the CARES Act and implementing guidance. In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020, the Institute is making public the information on the federal funds it has received.
The institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. 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.
• 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 $6,111.00.
• 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 this Report is $6,111.00.
• 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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, as of the date of this Fund Report is 31.
- Under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, the total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant is under 10.
• The methods 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 are provided at Attachment A.
• Guidance provided by the institution to students concerning appropriate use of emergency financial aid grants are provided at Attachment B.
For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact us.
Only students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), may receive emergency financial aid grants. If a student has filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), then the student has demonstrated this portion of eligibility. Students who have not filed a FAFSA must do so by June 30, 2020 to be eligible for a John Paul II CARES Act grant; this application may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The criteria to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA include but are not limited to the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen; a valid Social Security number; registration with Selective Service (if the student is male and under 25 years); and a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.
Students who are receiving military benefits to pay for their education do not need to complete the FAFSA to be eligible for the emergency funds.
A student must have been enrolled as a full-time or part-time degree-seeking student in residence (not enrolled 100% online or distance) on March 13, 2020, to receive CARES Act Grant Aid.
Guidance Concerning Use of CARES Act Funds.
The following guidance is provided in writing to all students receiving grants through CARES Act funds. Please note that CARES Act grants are intended for “emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).” By accepting a CARES Act grant, you are attesting that funds will be used in this manner.
The John Paul II Institute is making a good-willed effort to identify students eligible and most in need of receiving CARES Act grant money. We hope these funds may profit eligible students in some way and reduce the burden many have experienced due to the unexpected crisis.
By accepting emergency grant funds, you are attesting that you have successfully completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or are a military veteran receiving military aid to attend the John Paul II Institute who is eligible to file a FAFSA.